List of governors of Arizona
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|Governor of Arizona|
|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|
List of Governors[change | change source]
|#[a]||Governor||Term start||Term end||Party||Terms[b]|
|1||George W. P. Hunt||February 14, 1912||January 1, 1917||Democratic||2|
|2||Thomas Edward Campbell||January 1, 1917||December 25, 1917||Republican||1⁄2[c]|
|1||George W. P. Hunt||December 25, 1917||January 6, 1919||Democratic||1⁄2[c]|
|2||Thomas Edward Campbell||January 6, 1919||January 1, 1923||Republican||2|
|1||George W. P. Hunt||January 1, 1923||January 7, 1929||Democratic||3|
|3||John Calhoun Phillips||January 7, 1929||January 5, 1931||Republican||1|
|1||George W. P. Hunt||January 5, 1931||January 2, 1933||Democratic||1|
|4||Benjamin Baker Moeur||January 2, 1933||January 4, 1937||Democratic||2|
|5||Rawghlie Clement Stanford||January 4, 1937||January 2, 1939||Democratic||1|
|6||Robert Taylor Jones||January 2, 1939||January 6, 1941||Democratic||1|
|7||Sidney Preston Osborn||January 6, 1941||May 25, 1948||Democratic||3 1⁄2[d]|
|8||Dan Edward Garvey||May 25, 1948||January 1, 1951||Democratic||1 1⁄2[e]|
|9||John Howard Pyle||January 1, 1951||January 3, 1955||Republican||2|
|10||Ernest McFarland||January 3, 1955||January 5, 1959||Democratic||2|
|11||Paul Fannin||January 5, 1959||January 4, 1965||Republican||3|
|12||Samuel Pearson Goddard, Jr.||January 4, 1965||January 2, 1967||Democratic||1|
|13||Jack Richard Williams||January 2, 1967||January 6, 1975||Republican||3[f]|
|14||Raúl Héctor Castro||January 6, 1975||October 20, 1977||Democratic||1⁄3[g]|
|15||Wesley Bolin||October 20, 1977||March 4, 1978||Democratic||1⁄3[d][h]|
|16||Bruce Babbitt||March 4, 1978||January 5, 1987||Democratic||2 1⁄3[i]|
|17||Evan Mecham||January 5, 1987||April 4, 1988||Republican||1⁄2[j]|
|18||Rose Mofford||April 4, 1988||March 6, 1991||Democratic||1⁄2[h]|
|19||Fife Symington||March 6, 1991||September 5, 1997||Republican||1 1⁄2[k][l][m]|
|20||Jane Dee Hull||September 5, 1997||January 6, 2003||Republican||1 1⁄2[e][m]|
|21||Janet Napolitano||January 6, 2003||January 21, 2009||Democratic||1 1⁄2[n]|
|22||Jan Brewer||January 21, 2009||January 5, 2015||Republican||1 1⁄2[e]|
|23||Doug Ducey||January 5, 2015||Incumbent||Republican||1[o]|
Notes[change | change source]
- Repeat governors are officially numbered only once; subsequent terms are marked with their original number italicized.
- 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.
- 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.
- Died in office.
- As secretary of state, filled unexpired term, and was subsequently elected in their own right.
- 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.
- Resigned to take post as U.S. Ambassador to Argentina.
- As secretary of state, filled unexpired term.
- 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, not elected, and therefore not in the line of succession according to the Arizona constitution.
- Impeached and removed from office on charges of obstruction of justice and misuse of government funds.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security.
- Governor Ducey's term expires on January 7, 2019.
References[change | change source]
- "CSG Releases 2013 Governor Salaries". The Council of State Governments. June 25, 2013. Retrieved November 23, 2014.
- "Arizona Governor Thomas Edward Campbell". National Governors Association. Archived from the original on February 10, 2009. Retrieved October 13, 2008.
- "Arizona Governor Rose Mofford". National Governors Association. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
- AZ Const. art 5, § 6
- "Arizona Governor Evan Mecham". National Governors Association. Archived from the original on February 10, 2009. Retrieved October 13, 2008.
- 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.
- "Arizona Governor J. Fife Symington III". National Governors Association. Archived from the original on February 9, 2009. Retrieved October 13, 2008.
- Todd S., Purdum (1997-09-04). "Arizona Governor Convicted Of Fraud and Will Step Down". The New York Times. Retrieved October 11, 2008.