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Section of street to be named after Mofford

PHOENIX — Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and other officials on Sunday
will dedicate a section of street in Phoenix in honor of Rose Mofford, Arizona’s
first female governor.

A section of 17th Avenue in front of the state Capitol between Jefferson and
Adams streets will be named after Mofford.

Mofford took over as governor in 1988 when then-Gov. Evan Mecham was
impeached by the Arizona House on charges he obstructed justice and
misused $80,000 in state funds to keep one of his automobile dealerships
afloat. The Senate ousted Mecham.

Mofford served out Mecham’s term but did not run for the office in 1991.

She served 11 years as secretary of state before taking over for Mecham.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.