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Arizona treasurer won’t seek re-election

State Treasurer Jeff DeWit (Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer)

State Treasurer Jeff DeWit (Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer)

Arizona’s treasurer says he won’t run for re-election when his term ends in 2018.

Treasurer Jeff Dewit tells The Arizona Republic (http://bit.ly/20b8X7k) that he won’t seek a second term after managing the state’s finances for a year and a half.

The former stock trader says he’s fed up with what he sees as politics-as-usual at the state Capitol. He says long-term politicians can make decisions that aren’t in the best interest of the state because of a “favor-factory” mentality.

DeWit says he’s proud of the job he’s done and never wanted to be a life-long politician.

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One comment

  1. Jeff – I an very sad to lose you but understand, I will not vote for Prop
    123. My own experiences with the Republicans lately have not been great. We should talk sometime.

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