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The state executive branch is run by a governor, who is elected to a four-year term and can serve no more than two terms in a row, but can serve any number of total terms. Jan BrewerJanet Napolitano Homeland Security
Other elected officials in the executive branch and the people currently serving in those seats include:
- Secretary of State
- Attorney General
- State Treasurer
- Superintendent of Public Instruction
- State Mine Inspector
- Corporation Commission
All of these officials are elected to a four-year term and can only serve two consecutive terms, except for the state mine inspector, who is exempt from term limits.
Arizona is one of only eight states
The state judicial branch is headed by the Arizona Supreme Court
The court is made up of a chief justice, a vice chief justice and three associate justices. All justices are appointed by the governor from a list recommended by a bi-partisan commission and are re-elected after the first two years, with subsequent re-elections occurring every six years.
The Arizona Court of Appeals, which serves as the intermediate court in the state, handles most other appellate cases. The court is divided into two divisions: Division OneDivision Two Tucson
Division One consists of 16 judges and has jurisdiction in the western and northern regions of the state, as well as the greater Phoenix area. Division Two consists of six judges and has jurisdiction over the southern regions of the state and the Tucson area.
In addition, each county in Arizona has a superior court, with the state currently having 16 counties. The size and organization of those courts are varied depending on the size of the county.
When it comes to federal government, Arizona is represented by two senators and eight representatives. The state was granted two extra seats in the House of Representatives following the 2000 Census
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As for political affiliation, the state went from being dominated by the Democratic Party from statehood through the late 1940s to consistently voting for Republicans since 1952, with the only exception being Bill Clinton
At the state level, there is a political rivalry between Maricopa CountyPima County
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