January 19, 1990 |
Arizona Gov. Rose Mofford announced that she will not be a candidate this fall to extend her time in the office she acquired through the impeachment of former Gov. Evan Mecham. The 67-year-old Democrat made the announcement in Phoenix on her first day back at work following surgery Dec. 18 to remove her gallbladder. She said health was not a factor in the decision.
February 29, 1988 |
Charges of obstructing an investigation into an alleged death threat will be the first to be heard against Arizona Gov. Evan Mecham when his impeachment trial begins today in the state Senate. The trial is expected to take up to eight weeks on 23 individual counts in the articles of impeachment drawn up by the state House.
July 9, 1988 |
Gov. Rose Mofford will not face charges in connection with gifts she gave as secretary of state or financial disclosure statements she filed as a public official, Maricopa County Atty. Tom Collins said Friday. Collins said technical violations in her statements were not "significant, in that they did not involve large amounts of money or personal gain for Gov. Mofford." The gifts, Collins said in a written statement, were "given in the state interest" and in Mofford's official capacity.
March 20, 1988
Gov. Evan Mecham of Arizona said he got his message across in 12 hours of testimony at his impeachment trial and said of other witnesses: "There's been an awful lot of lying going on." The governor told a conservative breakfast club in Tucson that his appearance at the trial went "great if everybody was listening and they have a truthful heart." Mecham, a Republican, ended his testimony Friday, defending himself against a charge of obstructing justice.