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Campbell, new hire, Hobbs
May 31, 2023

Consultant and former lawmaker Chad Campbell tapped as new chief of staff

Consultant and former Democratic lawmaker Chad Campbell will be Gov. Katie Hobbs' new chief of staff, the governor announced this morning.

resignation, Hobbs, Allie Bones
May 26, 2023

Hobbs’ top aide resigns, Campbell floated as potential chief of staff 

Gov. Katie Hobbs’ chief of staff Allie Bones resigned on Thursday, the highest-profile departure from a gubernatorial administration that’s already seen some turnover in key positions.

Sep 17, 2021

Ducey’s 2 Daniels pass the torch

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]They may share the first name, but around the halls of the Executive Tower’s Ninth Floor, they are known respectively as “Scarp” and “Ruiz.”   For the past six or so years the two Daniels – Scarpinato and Ruiz – have worked closely together turning a relationship of colleagues into one of good friends as they weathered the flak that co[...]

Kirk Adams (Photo by Ellen O'Brien/Arizona Capitol Times)
Nov 26, 2018

Ducey’s top aide to resign

Adams, who served through Ducey’s first term, announced on Twitter that he will return to the private sector, although he did not specify his plans.

Wendy Baldo (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)
Nov 27, 2017

Wendy Baldo

Few provide a stabilizing presence at the state Capitol like Wendy Baldo, the Senate’s longtime chief of staff, who offers not just knowledge, but institutional knowledge, and not just any counsel, but counsel rooted in experience.

Kirk Adams (Photo by Ellen O'Brien/Arizona Capitol Times)
Sep 5, 2017

Kirk Adams: Longtime chief of staff loves complexity of role

Kirk Adams, the former speaker and Gov. Doug Ducey’s right-hand man, spoke to the Capitol Times about how his past work has affected his new job, his future plans and his involvement in a few Capitol traditions, like #startyourownrumor and appointing Andy Tobin to everything.

Former House Speaker Kirk Adams announces his run for Congress outside the Arizona House of Representatives shortly after resigning his post in the Legislature April 28, 2011. (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJ Cook Photography)
Dec 2, 2014

Ducey’s choice of Adams as chief of staff met with acclaim

The biggest question in the Capitol parlor game of guessing who will serve in Doug Ducey’s administration was answered today as the governor-elect announced that former House Speaker Kirk Adams will serve as his chief of staff.

Mar 17, 2014

Legislative battle over budget begins today

The Senate plans to start advancing a budget this afternoon, kicking off what is expected to be a legislative battle without the approval of Gov. Jan Brewer.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)
Dec 2, 2013

Governor gives vote of confidence to DES director

Gov. Jan Brewer voiced her confidence in DES Director Clarence Carter today as she announced a special team to oversee the investigation of thousands of child abuse cases CPS disregarded under his watch.

Oct 2, 2013

Judge denies death-row inmate’s request after witnesses say governor’s office didn’t pressure Clemency Board

A federal judge on Tuesday refused a death-row prisoner’s request to disqualify the Board of Executive Clemency from hearing his plea for mercy, finding that he didn’t prove that the governor’s office pressured board members to pursue a tough-on-crime policy.

Aug 29, 2013

Brewer defends appointment of ousted clemency board director

Gov. Brewer defended her decision to appoint Jesse Hernandez as chairman and executive director of the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency, an appointment that has come under fire since his ouster from the position last week.

Jul 19, 2013

Napolitano’s years at Homeland Security pay dividends for ‘Arizona Mafia’

Being part of the massive entourage that Janet Napolitano brought with her from Arizona to the Beltway has been a great career move for some of her loyalists.