Arizona's Executive Branch

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Arizona’s Executive Branch
In its basic function, executing the laws passed by the legislature, the executive branch
for the State looks similar to the executive branch of the national government.
However…
*Arizona has a plural executive branch- power is divided…no one person has all of the power
*Arizona elects eleven executive branch officials and has dozens of state agencies headed by
independent multi-member boards.
*Under this arrangement no single official is in charge. This contrasts with the national
government which has a single elective head (the president) and appointed subordinates.
“The Big 5”
* The elected members of the Arizona executive branch (in succession order) are: the governor,
secretary of state, attorney general, treasurer, and superintendent of public instruction
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