Kimberley Yee Announces GOP Bid For Arizona Governor

May 17, 2021

State Treasurer Kimberly Yee is the first major Republican to jump into the race for Arizona governor. 

Arizona State Treasurer Kimberly Yee is the first major Republican to announce a bid for governor in next year's election.
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Yee announced her plans Monday with a video posted to social media. She introduces herself as the descendent of immigrants who opened a grocery store in the 1930s and praises former President Donald Trump’s border and economic policies. As treasurer, Yee oversees more than $20 billion in state investments. She was previously a legislator representing parts of the West Valley and an adviser to former Treasurer Dean Martin. Republican Gov. Doug Ducey is barred by term limits from seeking a third term.