Jane Dee Hull


Served as Secretary of State: Jan. 3, 1995 – Sept. 5, 1997
Born: Aug. 8, 1935, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri

Hull was elected to the office of Arizona Secretary of State in the Nov. 8, 1994, General Election and took the oath of office on Jan. 3, 1995. She succeeded to the governorship on Sept. 5, 1997, at 5 p.m. due to the resignation of Gov. John Fife Symington, III.

Before becoming secretary, she was the first woman elected speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives. After succeeding to the governor's office, she successfully ran and won the post and was the was first woman elected governor of Arizona (Gov. Rose Mofford never ran for the office).


Name:  Jane Dee Hull née Bowersock

Name as Secretary of State:  Jane Dee Hull

Notes:  Arizona Rep. Jane Dee Hull resigned Oct. 4, 1993, to run for the office of Arizona Secretary of State.

Other Elected Offices:
Arizona Governor: Office Years:  September 5, 1997 – 2002
Arizona House of Representatives:  Office Years:  1979 – Oct. 4, 1993, Speaker:  1989 – 1992, Speaker Pro Tempore:  Jan. 11, 1993 – Oct. 4, 1993

Education:  B.S. in Elementary Education, Kansas State University, 1957; graduate hours at Arizona State University in Political Science, Business and Economics

Occupations:  Teacher, Kansas School System, Kansas City, MO; teacher, junior high, Chinle, Arizona, Navajo Nation

Memberships:  Beatitudes Developing Older Adult Resources; Florence Crittenton board; Heard Museum Guild associate; Maricopa Medical Auxiliary; Freedom Foundation board; Visiting Nurse Auxiliary associate; Arizona Academy; Phoenix Town Hall; Community Council; Crime Victim Foundation; Arizona Economic Council; Dean’s Council of 100; Thunderbird International Symposium; American Legislative Exchange Council; Women's Legislative Council; National Conference of State Legislatures.

Firsts:  First woman elected Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives; First woman elected Governor of Arizona.

Notable: Brought the Internet to the forefront in the SOS office, publishing state records such as the Arizona Administrative Code to the Web.  Signed Alt-Fuels bill into law as governor.

Sources:  SOS bio; History and Archives bio sheets; misc. notes compiled on SOS succession to governorship; Journal of the House of Representatives, 41st Legislature, 1993, pp. iv, 478