- Category : 1944-births
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 5/2 - Heretical / Hermit
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Cycles 2
American politician, a Republican who served as the 16th Secretary of State of Arizona from 5 September 1997 until 6 January 2003. She was appointed to fill the unexpired term of fellow Republican Jane Dee Hull. She was elected to a full term on 3 November 1998.
She ran in 2002 for the Republican nomination for Governor of Arizona, but came in a distant second to Matt Salmon, who in turn narrowly lost to Janet Napolitano.
In 2005, Bayless was hired as the Chief Executive Officer for the Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS), the public hospital and health care system of Maricopa County. Bayless has been credited with restoring the MIHS to financial viability and expansion of hospital facilities. Following her retirement from the position in 2013, Bayless became President Emeritus for the MIHS.