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Twice rejected, proposal for Arizona lieutenant governor again discussed

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Arizona is one of only seven states in the country that doesn’t elect a lieutenant governor

By Ben Giles | Arizona Capitol Times

The election of a Democrat as Arizona’s next secretary of state has renewed some Republicans’ interest in the line of succession.

That’s because if anything were to happen to Republican Gov. Doug Ducey – be it resignation, impeachment or an untimely death – Democrat Katie Hobbs would be next in line to serve as the state’s chief executive.

Given the lengthy history of Arizona governors who don’t serve full terms in office, some lawmakers want to shake up the gubernatorial line of succession by inserting a new player – a lieutenant governor. But they’ll have to convince voters, who’ve routinely rejected the idea, to go along with it.

Arizona is one of only seven states in the country that doesn’t elect a lieutenant governor

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