Former state lawmaker Doris Goodale dies at age 71

Jan Brewer
Posted at 7:02 PM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-05 22:02:56-04

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.