|Office website:||Official Link|
|2012 FY Budget:||$3,795,900|
|Term limits:||Two consecutive terms|
|Length of term:||4 years|
|Authority:||Arizona Constitution, Article 5, Section 1 (Version 2)|
|Assumed office:||January 5, 2015|
|Next election:||November 6, 2018|
|Last election:||November 4, 2014|
|Other Arizona Executive Offices|
|Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General • Treasurer • Superintendent of Public Instruction• Auditor• Agriculture Director • Insurance Director• Lands Commissioner• Labor Director• Corporation Commission• State Mine Inspector|
The current treasurer is Jeff DeWit, a Republican elected in November 2014. He was sworn in January 5, 2015, succeeding one-term incumbent Doug Ducey (R), who had recently won election to the governor's office.
The office of treasurer is established by the Arizona Constitution as part of the state's executive department.
|The executive department shall consist of the governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, attorney general, and superintendent of public instruction...|
The Arizona Constitution requires all of the officers in the state's executive department, including the treasurer, to be at least 25 years old, a U.S. citizen for 10 years, and an Arizona resident for five years.
|No person shall be eligible to any of the offices mentioned in section 1 of this article except a person of the age of not less than twenty-five years, who shall have been for ten years next preceding his election a citizen of the United States, and for five years next preceding his election a citizen of Arizona.|
Arizonans elect their treasurer in midterm election years (2006, 2010, 2014, etc.) for a term of four years. The winner assumes office on the first Monday of January after his or her election. If no candidate receives a majority (over 50 percent) of the votes, a runoff election is held between the two candidates that received the largest amount. If the two candidates in the runoff receive an equal number of votes, the state legislature chooses a winner.
| A. The executive department shall consist of the governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, attorney general, and superintendent of public instruction, each of whom shall hold office for a term of four years beginning on the first Monday of January, 1971 next after the regular general election in 1970.
B. B. The person having a majority of the votes cast for the office voted for shall be elected. If no person receives a majority of the votes cast for the office, a second election shall be held as prescribed by law between the persons receiving the highest and second highest number of votes cast for the office. The person receiving the highest number of votes at the second election for the office is elected, but if the two persons have an equal number of votes for the office, the two houses of the legislature at its next regular session shall elect forthwith, by joint ballot, one of such persons for said office.
The treasurer provides a number of financial services to the state government, including:
- Distribution and transfer of funds (tax revenue, federal pass-through funds, other appropriations) to "state agencies, municipal governments, school districts, and other organizations."
- Chairing the state Board of Investment, which invests the state's $11.2 billion Permanent Land Trust Funds. The funds are financed by the sale of state-owned land.
- Serving as the state's bank; recording the receipt and disbursement of all monies. The treasurer's office contracts with a private bank to provide many banking services.
- Compiling annual reports on the state's finances.
The treasurer, unlike similar offices in other states, does not deal with pension, unclaimed property, income tax, property tax or tax lien issues.
The treasurer's office includes a number of individual divisions, including:
- Executive Staff
- Investment Services
- Banking Services
- Local Government Investment Pool (LGIP)
- Non-State Deposits
- See also: Arizona state budget and finances
The budget for the State Treasurer's Office in Fiscal Year 2012 was $3,795,900.
- See also: Compensation of state executive officers
The salaries of the treasurer and other elected executives in Arizona is determined by the Arizona Commission on Salaries for Elective State Officers. This five-member committee is sanctioned by Article 5, Section 12 of the Arizona Constitution. Two members are appointed by the governor and one member each is appointed by the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House and the Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court.
Commission members meet prior to June 1 of each even-numbered year to produce salary recommendations for the governor. The governor may accept, reject or modify recommendations prior to delivery to state legislators. The legislature has 90 days following the governor's transmission of the recommendations to reject or modify salary proposals. If no changes are made, the commission's recommendations take effect following the next election for applicable offices.
In 2010, the treasurer received compensation in the amount of $70,000.
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Arizona State Treasurer's Office
1700 W. Washington Street, 1st Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602) 604-7800
Fax: (602) 542-7176
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- Council of State Governments, "SELECTED STATE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS: ANNUAL SALARIES," accessed November 14, 2014
- The Council of State Governments, "Book of the States 2013, Table 4.11," accessed January 31, 2014
- The Council of State Governments, "Book of the States 2010, Table 4.11," accessed May 20, 2011