Can Jan Brewer Run for a Third Term as Governor?

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For the second time in as many years, Governor Jan Brewer's starting the rumor that she can run for a third term.

The main problem with that would be the Arizona Constitution, which has a section intended to prevent governors from getting a third term.

The argument from Brewer's camp is that since she took over for former Governor Janet Napolitano two years into a four-year term, it doesn't count against her as a "term."

As we explained yesterday (and last year, for that matter), here's how the law has read since 1992:

"No member of the executive department shall hold that office for more than two consecutive terms. This limitation on the number of terms of consecutive service shall apply to terms of office beginning on or after January 1, 1993. No member of the executive department after serving the maximum number of terms, which shall include any part of a term served, may serve in the same office until out of office for no less than one full term."

Take note of the "any part of a term served" portion there.

Based on that, can Brewer grab a third term as governor?

Cast your vote below:

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Nicholsdaves
Nicholsdaves

Jan if you do run, and do any more Debates, please have some one behind you ready to tap on your Head if your brain locks up again.

P.S. Nice job of Crashing Arizona.

Bobby
Bobby

Truth be told, millions of Americans would vote her in for life if they could. Arizona is a state that millions of Americans, sick and tired of an open borders, American citizen hating globalist government, ARE PROUD OF. Yes, PROUD OF. Yep, it's some of you clowns, not Americans that have their thinking all screwed up on what's going on in your state.

brewersadrunk
brewersadrunk

I'm not a Brewer supporter by any stretch of the imagination.  But, as I read the law, it states that she can't serve more than 2 consecutive terms.  If she's out of office for one full term, she can serve again.  So, yes, she can have another term.  It just can't be the next term.

Mrh0202201091
Mrh0202201091

the phoenix will rise again..the sooner brewer  leaves her devastated lagacy...

Bobby
Bobby

Her legacy is GOLDEN, with the majority of Americans. Only some of the obvious losers in Arizona, mistaking themselves as Americans hate  her.

Phil
Phil

I bet some lawyer is going to take tax money to find out for sure .......

Bnbk
Bnbk

This is nothing more than a distraction ploy and an attempt by Brain Fart Brewer(Chuckie) to keep herself relevent,in what will surely be a lame duck governorship for the remainder of her term. With the redistricting of our state,the make up of the "leadership" at the capitol will change to a more moderate one,leaving Brewer with fewer Tea Bagger extremist partners in corruption.........This isn't the first time a sitting appointed governor has played this hand,one need only remember Jane Hull,didn't work then and it won't work now................If Brain Fart is allowed to run again,then by the Tea Bagger extremist logic,former Gov. Napalitano could be allowed to come back and run again........Wouldn't that be precious ?

Coz
Coz

Seriously, how can anyone not be embarrassed living in Arizona.
Amazing.

HebrewHammer
HebrewHammer

 Feel free to move anytime you like. I would love to see Sheriff Joe as Governor, he's got my vote...

Bobby
Bobby

I second it. Sheriff Joe, (Jose) Arpaio is the greatest Sheriff EVER, to come down from the sheriff heavens, pink jail clothes and all. Come on, can't some of you people see the genius of it all?

Mrh0202201091
Mrh0202201091

never gonna happen..it s time for fresh meat in this state..

Phil
Phil

Let me guess, on the payroll or over 65 or well you just moved here from Kansas?

Aznative818
Aznative818

You give hebrews and hammers a bad name.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

This is just political rhetoric being spun by Mrs. Brewer to take attention away from all the seriously negative press attention of the other Republican miscreants these days. She has learned well from the likes of the disgraced former senate president, the local county sheriff (one of 15 in the state), the pink pistol state senator and many others...

Seriously an embarrassment to those who have voted for them.

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

Your rendition of events seems entirely plausible.  You are giving her a great deal of credit.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

The law very clearly states that she can't run again BUT when has a little thing like the law or the state constitution kept a republican from going ahead with their unbridled lust for power.

desertflower1
desertflower1

Not only NO, but HELL NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AZ FAIL
AZ FAIL

How about "not only NO but FUCK NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

teatotaler
teatotaler

A prediction: Governor Drunky face is a crook and the people that back her are crooks; her name will be placed on the ballot and the rest of the right wing crooks that run this toilet of a state will make sure she gets a third term. They haven't quite finished turning what was once a decent place to live into a third world shit house.

Bobby
Bobby

Arizona is the most liked and even respected, state in the U.S. by the vast majority of Americans. You just can't face this truth. It's status is a giant among states that the central government tries to bully into complying with its obvious open borders policy. Will you people ever wake the f up as to what it's all about?

Aznative818
Aznative818

You have got to be joking, seriously.

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