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Ducey names Tobin as Department of Insurance director (access required)

Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

Gov. Doug Ducey named former House Speaker Andy Tobin as the next director of the Arizona Department of Insurance. The longtime insurance company owner has served since January as the director of the Arizona Department of Weights and Measures. He helped shepherd through a Ducey-proposed bill to abolish the agency and shift its various duties to other departments. The Department of Weights and Measures is scheduled to phase out next year.

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Jones considering CD9 run against Sinema (access required)

Former GoDaddy CEO and Arizona gubernatorial candidate Christine Jones (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJ Cook Photography)

Republicans’ dream of finding a serious challenger to Democratic Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema may be a step closer to reality. Christine Jones, the former GoDaddy executive who sought the GOP nomination for governor in 2014, is considering a run for the 9th Congressional District. Jones told the Arizona Capitol Times that she will meet with officials from the National Republican Congressional Committee next week.

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