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Old 12-08-2013, 02:48 PM
 
Location: East valley
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Does anyone know where the Governor of AZ lives? Is there a Gov. mansion like in other states? If so, do they decorate it for Christmas? I never hear anything about touring the Gov. mansion or even where it is.
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Old 12-08-2013, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Scottsdale, AZ
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Arizona governors live in their own privates residences and the state does not have a Governor's Mansion....the state did try to establish one in Clearwater Hills, an area of NE Phx, in the 1970s (I think), but governors were uninterested in it....I don't know if there's a housing allowance for the governor....Jan Brewer lives in the Glendale area
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Old 12-08-2013, 11:16 PM
 
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Arizona Guvners Mansion....
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Old 12-08-2013, 11:27 PM
 
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You can visit the Territorial Governor Mansion Museum in Prescott. That's the only one. As previously stated no current Governor's Mansion exists today.

Henry Fleury and the Territorial Governor
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:15 AM
 
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There was a little talk about buying Barry Goldwater's house when it went up for sale over a decade ago to turn into the governor's mansion. Don't think we need one, it's a waste of taxpayer's money.
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:27 AM
 
Location: South Tempe, AZ
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There was a little talk about buying Barry Goldwater's house when it went up for sale over a decade ago to turn into the governor's mansion. Don't think we need one, it's a waste of taxpayer's money.
Agree. I wonder how many of the fifty states actually have an official residence for the governor (whether they call it a "mansion" or not).
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:07 AM
 
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Agree. I wonder how many of the fifty states actually have an official residence for the governor (whether they call it a "mansion" or not).
When I lived in Idaho the richest man in the state donated his house to the people of Idaho to be used as the governor's mansion. Nothing but a big mess, it nickel and dimed the taxpayers and the worst part is none of the governor's wanted to live there. So the house sat empty most of the year.
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:15 AM
 
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Agree. I wonder how many of the fifty states actually have an official residence for the governor (whether they call it a "mansion" or not).
Category:Governors' mansions in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 12-09-2013, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Randle, WA in body~Pinetop, AZ in spirit
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Arizona Guvners Mansion....
"You must spread some reputation around before giving it to saffordpastor again"
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Old 12-11-2013, 10:21 AM
 
Location: East valley
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Agree. I wonder how many of the fifty states actually have an official residence for the governor (whether they call it a "mansion" or not).
It seems like about 40 states have a Governor's Mansion, so AZ is in the minority.
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