Apr 28, 2014 7:28 AM by Associated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - Former internet company executive Christine Jones says she'll file her nominating petitions to enter the Republican primary for Arizona governor.
Jones plans to file Monday morning on the opening day of the regular filing period for the August primary. Secretary of State Ken Bennett was able to file for the GOP governor's primary on April 10 because he gathered enough signatures and $5 contributions to qualify for public campaign funding.
Jones is running without public funding. She's a former executive and legal counsel for GoDaddy who touts her conservative credentials in the race.
Other announced Republican candidates include former Mesa Mayor Scott Smith, state Treasurer Doug Ducey, state Sen. Al Melvin, former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and former California congressman Frank Riggs.
Fred DuVal is only well-known Democratic candidate.