GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Former Arizona House member Doris Goodale has died at age 71.
The Republican from Kingman was one of a handful of GOP lawmakers who joined with minority Democrats in 2013 backing former Gov. Jan Brewer's Medicaid expansion plan.
Rep. Regina Cobb, a longtime friend who replaced her in 2015, says Goodale died Friday of natural causes.
She had been in declining health after suffering a severe stroke after the 2013 session and recently was recovering from a coronavirus infection.
Cobb did not know if the virus was a factor.
Goodale is survived by two grown children and her twin sister.