PHOENIX — Arizona Treasurer Kimberly Yee announced Saturday that she is stepping down from the Arizona gubernatorial race and instead running for re-election.
Yee first announced her candidacy for governor in May 2021, but as of now her campaign is transitioning to a second term as state treasurer.
“It’s important that Arizonans have a proven conservative leader they can trust, especially at a time when the Biden administration continues to lead the country into a disastrous economic downturn,” Treasurer Kimberly Yee said Saturday in a statement. Press release. “I will continue to protect our state’s strong economic position and fight major attempts by the Biden administration to spy on the personal banking records of everyday citizens. I will continue to hold radical corporations accountable for their actions, as I did with my $143 million divestment from Unilever, the parent company of Ben & Jerry’s, following their discriminatory and anti-Semitic boycott of Israel.”
In addition to her role as state treasurer, for which she was elected in 2018, Yee held the position from 2007 to 2010 under former treasurer Dean Martin. She was also a former Republican Senate Majority Leader and spoke at the 2016 Republican National Convention.