List of Governors of Arizona

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Governor of Arizona
Arizona-StateSeal.svg
= Current Arizona Governor Doug Ducey
Incumbent
Doug Ducey

since January 5, 2015
Style The Honorable
Residence No official residence
Term length Four years, can succeed self once; eligible again after 4-year respite
Inaugural holder George W. P. Hunt
Formation February 14, 1912
Deputy None
Salary $95,000 (2013)[1]
Website www.azgovernor.gov

The Governor of Arizona is the head of the executive branch of Arizona's state government and the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces.

List of Governors[change | change source]

#[a]   Governor Term start Term end Party Terms[b]
1   Hunt, George W. P.George W. P. Hunt 01912-02-14 February 14, 1912 01917-01-01 January 1, 1917 Democratic 2
2 Campbell, Thomas EdwardThomas Edward Campbell 01917-01-01 January 1, 1917 01917-12-25 December 25, 1917 Republican 12[c]
1 Hunt, George W. P.George W. P. Hunt 01917-12-25 December 25, 1917 01919-01-06 January 6, 1919 Democratic 12[c]
2 Campbell, Thomas EdwardThomas Edward Campbell 01919-01-06 January 6, 1919 01923-01-01 January 1, 1923 Republican 2
1 Hunt, George W. P.George W. P. Hunt 01923-01-01 January 1, 1923 01929-01-07 January 7, 1929 Democratic 3
3 Phillips, John CalhounJohn Calhoun Phillips 01929-01-07 January 7, 1929 01931-01-05 January 5, 1931 Republican 1
1 Hunt, George W. P.George W. P. Hunt 01931-01-05 January 5, 1931 01933-01-02 January 2, 1933 Democratic 1
4 Moeur, Benjamin BakerBenjamin Baker Moeur 01933-01-02 January 2, 1933 01937-01-04 January 4, 1937 Democratic 2
5 Stanford, Rawghlie ClementRawghlie Clement Stanford 01937-01-04 January 4, 1937 01939-01-02 January 2, 1939 Democratic 1
6 Jones, Robert TaylorRobert Taylor Jones 01939-01-02 January 2, 1939 01941-01-06 January 6, 1941 Democratic 1
7 Osborn, Sidney PrestonSidney Preston Osborn 01941-01-06 January 6, 1941 01948-05-25 May 25, 1948 Democratic 3+12[d]
8 Garvey, Dan EdwardDan Edward Garvey 01948-05-25 May 25, 1948 01951-01-01 January 1, 1951 Democratic 1+12[e]
9 Pyle, John HowardJohn Howard Pyle 01951-01-01 January 1, 1951 01955-01-03 January 3, 1955 Republican 2
10 McFarland, ErnestErnest McFarland 01955-01-03 January 3, 1955 01959-01-05 January 5, 1959 Democratic 2
11 Fannin, PaulPaul Fannin 01959-01-05 January 5, 1959 01965-01-04 January 4, 1965 Republican 3
12 Goddard, Jr., Samuel PearsonSamuel Pearson Goddard, Jr. 01965-01-04 January 4, 1965 01967-01-02 January 2, 1967 Democratic 1
13 Williams, Jack RichardJack Richard Williams 01967-01-02 January 2, 1967 01975-01-06 January 6, 1975 Republican 3[f]
14 Castro, Raúl HéctorRaúl Héctor Castro 01975-01-06 January 6, 1975 01977-10-20 October 20, 1977 Democratic 13[g]
15 Bolin, WesleyWesley Bolin 01977-10-20 October 20, 1977 01978-03-04 March 4, 1978 Democratic 13[d][h]
16 Babbitt, BruceBruce Babbitt 01978-03-04 March 4, 1978 01987-01-05 January 5, 1987 Democratic 2+13[i]
17 Mecham, EvanEvan Mecham 01987-01-05 January 5, 1987 01988-04-04 April 4, 1988 Republican 12[j]
18 Mofford, RoseRose Mofford 01988-04-04 April 4, 1988 01991-03-06 March 6, 1991 Democratic 12[h]
19 Symington, FifeFife Symington 01991-03-06 March 6, 1991 01997-09-05 September 5, 1997 Republican 1+12[k][l][m]
20 Hull, Jane DeeJane Dee Hull 01997-09-05 September 5, 1997 02003-01-06 January 6, 2003 Republican 1+12[e][m]
21 Napolitano, JanetJanet Napolitano 02003-01-06 January 6, 2003 02009-01-21 January 21, 2009 Democratic 1+12[n]
22 Brewer, JanJan Brewer 02009-01-21 January 21, 2009 02015-01-05 January 5, 2015 Republican 1+12[e]
23 Ducey, DougDoug Ducey 02015-01-05 January 5, 2015 Incumbent Republican 1[o]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Repeat governors are officially numbered only once; subsequent terms are marked with their original number italicized.
  2. The fractional terms of some governors are not to be understood absolutely literally; rather, they are meant to show single terms during which multiple governors served, due to resignations, deaths and the like.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Thomas Edward Campbell's narrow election win was overturned by the Arizona Supreme Court on December 22, 1917, which, following a recount, awarded the office to George W.P. Hunt. Campbell vacated the office three days later.[2]
  4. 4.0 4.1 Died in office.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 As secretary of state, filled unexpired term, and was subsequently elected in their own right.
  6. The Constitution was amended in 1968 to increase gubernatorial terms from two to four years; Williams' first two terms were for two years, his third was for four years.
  7. Resigned to take post as U.S. Ambassador to Argentina.
  8. 8.0 8.1 As secretary of state, filled unexpired term.
  9. As state attorney general, filled unexpired term, and was subsequently elected in his own right; the secretary of state at the time had been appointed,[3] not elected, and therefore not in the line of succession according to the Arizona constitution.[4]
  10. Impeached and removed from office on charges of obstruction of justice and misuse of government funds.[5]
  11. Arizona adopted runoff voting after Evan Mecham won with only 43% of the vote. The 1990 election was very close, and a runoff was held on February 26, 1991, which Symington won, and he was inaugurated on March 6, 1991.[6]
  12. Resigned after being convicted of bank fraud, since state law does not allow felons to hold office; the conviction was later overturned and he was pardoned by President Bill Clinton.[7]
  13. 13.0 13.1 Fife Symington resigned on September 5, 1997; Jane Dee Hull did not take the oath of office until September 8, but she was governor for those three days regardless of the delay.[8]
  14. Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security.
  15. Governor Ducey's term expires on January 7, 2019.

References[change | change source]

  1. "CSG Releases 2013 Governor Salaries". The Council of State Governments. June 25, 2013. Retrieved November 23, 2014. 
  2. "Arizona Governor Thomas Edward Campbell". National Governors Association. Retrieved October 13, 2008. [dead link]
  3. "Arizona Governor Rose Mofford". National Governors Association. Retrieved September 3, 2015. 
  4. AZ Const. art 5, § 6
  5. "Arizona Governor Evan Mecham". National Governors Association. Retrieved October 13, 2008. [dead link]
  6. Mullaney, Marie Marmo (1994). Biographical Directory of the Governors of the United States, 1988–1994. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 29–30. ISBN 0-313-28312-5. Retrieved October 11, 2008. 
  7. "Arizona Governor J. Fife Symington III". National Governors Association. Retrieved October 13, 2008. [dead link]
  8. Todd S., Purdum (1997-09-04). "Arizona Governor Convicted Of Fraud and Will Step Down". The New York Times. Retrieved October 11, 2008.