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State treasurer DeWit to leave for NASA

Posted at 7:26 AM, Nov 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-30 19:19:18-05

Arizona State Treasurer Jeff DeWit plans to leave his statewide elective office to take a job in the administration of President Donald Trump.

A White House announcement says Trump intends to nominate DeWit to be chief financial officer of NASA. The appointment is subject to confirmation by the U.S. Senate and DeWit will remain as treasurer until then.
    
DeWit served as chief operating officer and chief financial officer for Trump's presidential campaign.
    
DeWit is a first-term Republican and state law requires that the replacement appointed by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey be of the same party.
    
DeWit previously said he would not run for a second term as treasurer. Announced candidates for the Republican nomination for the office include state Sen. Kimberly Yee and Tom Forese, an Arizona Corporation Commission member.