Jan Brewer is moving into the Arizona governor's office because Democratic Governor Janet Napolitano was selected by President-elect Barack Obama to serve as the head of Homeland Security. In Arizona that means the Secretary of State becomes Governor. When the upward movement stops, there will be a vacancy in the Seceretary's office - and there are plenty of folks interested in the job.
Current and former officeholders mentioned as possible picks for the opening include former Arizona Senate President Ken Bennett, Marcicopa County Recorder Helen Purcell and members of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.
Full discosure here - Helen Purcell has been of friend of mine for many years and she is certainly qualified for the Secretary's post. Arizonians would be well served with her hands-on elections experience and her executive management abilities.