Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is considering running for a third term of office, with two years left to serve in her current term. The governor’s supporters are encouraging another run, but some research will be needed, as the state constitution currently limits service to two terms. But a “term” is not clearly defined, and Gov. Brewer feels the ambiguity might allow her to pursue another term. 

Ballard Spahr partner Joseph A. Kanefield, Governor Brewer’s former general counsel, said the legal question hinges on the definition of a “term,” stating: "When referring to a 'term' of office, drafters were referring to a governor who was elected to a term and not to a governor who inherited the office by succession." He also said he believes the constitution’s drafters were trying to prevent political gamesmanship in setting the two-term limit.