The AZ Treasurer's Office wishes to send our condolences to the family of Carol Springer who recently passed at the age of 81. Carol was AZ State Treasurer 1999-2003. We respect and appreciate her stewardship of this office and our state. She will be greatly missed @Eileen_Klein pic.twitter.com/cJZVWqsGAp— Office of the State Treasurer of Arizona (@AZTreasury) August 16, 2018
PRESCOTT — Carol Springer, the former state treasurer who helped Arizona become the first state in the nation with an all-female elected line of succession, has died.
Hampton Funeral Home in Prescott confirmed Friday that Springer died Aug. 9 at her home surrounded by family. She was 81.
In 1998, Springer and four other women, including former U.S. Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano, won the highest state offices including governor, secretary of state and attorney general.
The five were sworn in the following January by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
Springer, who had previously worked as a real estate agent, served as treasurer until 2003. She went on to work as a Yavapai County supervisor from 2005 until 2012.
She is survived by five children, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.