She says different people interpret the constitution differently
Gov. Jan Brewer is looking into the possibility of running for another term in 2014, even though the Arizona constitution appears to prohibit it.
The constitution limits governors to two terms, "including any part of a term served." Brewer was elevated from secretary of state to governor – as dictated by the constitution – in January, 2009 after Gov. Janet Napolitano left mid-term to join the Obama administration. Brewer was then elected to a full four-year term in 2010.
According to some legal experts, the partial term that Brewer served as a result of succession shouldn't count as "part of a term served" because she wasn't elected to that term.
Asked about the debate on Tuesday, Brewer said "It's very interesting the way that certain people interpret the law and the constitution... Of course I've been encouraged by people in the state, and elsewhere, to at least consider it. But I haven't given it that kind of consideration."
Would she be interested in serving another term? "I'm the current sitting governor and I love my job, and I have made major reforms in the state of Arizona. Am I burned out? No, I love what I'm doing and I think I could continue," she said.