Half-staff in honor of former Speaker Jim Weiers

Governor Katie Hobbs has ordered flags at all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Monday, April 22, 2024 and on day of interment,  in memory of former Speaker Jim Weiers, who passed away on Friday. 

Speaker Weiers was a longtime public servant, serving terms in both the House and Senate from 1994 to 2013. He was Speaker of the House from 1999-2001 and from 2005-2009.  He was an engaging storyteller with a heart for servant leadership. 

Governor Hobbs issued the following statement: 

“I am saddened to hear of the passing of Speaker Weiers, a man who worked tirelessly for his community and who was a champion of maintaining positive bipartisan relationships in order to better serve the people of Arizona. Our thoughts are with his wife Gina and his entire family during this difficult time. I have ordered flags to fly at half-staff on Monday and on the day of his interment to honor his life and legacy.”  

Half-staff for the day of interment will be communicated once the date is finalized. 

Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.

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