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Kimberly Yee wins bid for state treasurer

Posted at 11:52 PM, Nov 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-07 01:55:22-05

Kimberly Yee has won her bid to be Arizona's next state treasurer, according to the Associated Press.

The Republican bested Democratic challenger Mark Manoil in Tuesday's election.

You can watch Yee's acceptance speech in the player above.

Yee served in the Treasurer's Office from 2007-2010 under former treasurer Dean Martin. She was elected to the Arizona Legislature in 2010 and served as the Senate, majority leader.

In April, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey appointed Eileen Klein, the former president of the Board of Regents, to State Treasurer. She replaced Jeff DeWitt who resigned to become NASA's chief financial officer.