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Arizona Gubernatorial Term Limits Amendment (2014)

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An Arizona Gubernatorial Term Limits Amendment, introduced as Senate Concurrent Resolution 1007, did not make the November 4, 2014 general election ballot in Arizona as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. If this measure had made it to the ballot and been approved by voters, the measure would have specifically defined two-term term limits for the Arizona Governor in the state constitution. The proposal was introduced by Sen. Steve Gallardo (D-29).[1]

According to reports, the proposed amendment stemmed from the controversy surrounding current governor, Jan Brewer. Brewer, claiming eligibility to run for governor again since her first term as governor was not a full one, was beginning her campaign for another term despite having served two previous terms. However, her opposition claimed that, since she had served two terms in some capacity, she was ineligible for the November 4, 2014, gubernatorial election and another term in office.[1]


The measure was sponsored in the legislature by Sen. Steve Gallardo (D-29).[1]

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A majority vote is required in the Arizona State Legislature to send an amendment to the ballot. In 2014, ten states allowed a referred amendment to go on the ballot after a majority vote in one session of the state's legislature. This amendment, which appeared in the Senate as SCR 1007, was introduced on January 28, 2013, and ultimately died in the Senate Elections Committee.[2]

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