4
| News |

Jan Brewer Not Running for Third Term

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

As expected, Governor Jan Brewer will not be seeking a third term in office.

Although the Arizona Constitution prohibits a governor from holding that office "for more than two consecutive terms," Brewer has been insisting for several years now that she might be able to run for a third term. She announced today at an elementary school in Glendale that she won't be pursuing that term.

See also:
-Brewer's 10 Most Embarrassing Moments in Office
-No One Leading Race for Arizona Governor

There would have been a lot of unhappy people had Brewer decided to pursue a third term.

Brewer was the Secretary of State in 2009, and was next in line to the governorship after then-Governor Janet Napolitano was appointed by President Obama to be the Homeland Security secretary.

Since she took over for Napolitano's term, Brewer's said the law is unclear on whether that actually qualifies as a "term."

Had she actually been intent on running for a third term, however, she might have made that known earlier, since eight Republicans have since lined up and begun campaigning. Two of those candidates are current statewide officeholders: Secretary of State Ken Bennett and Treasurer Doug Ducey. Another candidate, Mesa Mayor Scott Smith, has announced that he'll resign from his job to pursue this run for governor.

Send feedback and tips to the author.
Follow Matthew Hendley on Twitter at @MatthewHendley.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.