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Kimberley Yee announces GOP bid for Arizona governor

State Treasurer Kimberly Yee is the first major Republican to jump into the race for Arizona governor.
Posted at 11:56 AM, May 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-17 14:56:18-04

PHOENIX (AP) — State Treasurer Kimberly Yee is the first major Republican to jump into the race for Arizona governor.

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.