- Rose Perica Mofford
name = Rose Perica Mofford
order = 22nd
Governor of Arizona
April 4, 1988
March 6, 1991
order2 = Arizona Secretary of State
April 4, 1988
Wesley Bolin( 1977- 1978) Bruce Babbitt( 1978- 1987) Evan Mecham( 1987- 1988)
birth_date = birth date and age|1922|06|10
party = Democratic
spouse = T.R. Mofford
She was born Rose Perica, and attended
Globe High School, graduating not only as valedictorian, but with the highest GPA ever achieved there. She was also a gifted athlete who played competitive fast-pitch softball. In 1939, she played first base for the Phoenix Queens. She toured with the Queens and even played in Madison Square Garden.
She spent her lifetime working for the
Arizonastate government, eventually being appointed Secretary of State by Governor Wesley Bolinin 1977, and retaining that post after the elections of 1978, 1982, and 1986.
She took over as acting governor on
February 2, 1988when Governor Evan Mechamwas impeached for obstruction of justice and misuse of public funds. Arizona has no lieutenant governor, so the Secretary of State stands first in the order of succession. After Mecham was convicted and removed from office on April 4, Mofford was sworn in as governor. Her main accomplishments were stabilizing the political scene, repairing the tattered image of the state, and restoring honor to the now disgraced Governor's office.
Mofford would have been heavily favored for a full term in 1990, but decided not to run. Instead, former Phoenix mayor
Terry Goddardreceived his party's nomination and lost to Republican Fife Symington III.
She married T.R. "Lefty" Mofford, founder of the
Phoenix Police Department, in 1957, but they had no children.
Mofford has served most recently in the 2004 US presidential election as an Arizona elector for Democratic candidate Sen.
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