PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Former Arizona Gov. Fife Symington today endorsed Arizona State Treasurer and former Cold Stone Creamery CEO Doug Ducey in his campaign for governor.
In a letter to supporters and business community leaders, Gov. Symington touted Ducey’s experience and success in both the public and private sectors.
“Doug has a clear vision about where he wants to lead the state. His focus is the economy and making Arizona a magnet for job creation and economic opportunity. That has to be the number one priority for our next governor, and Doug has the right background, skills, and ideas to actually make a difference,” Gov. Symington said in the letter. “There’s no substitute for leadership, and Doug Ducey has the leadership gene. Arizona will be well served by him as governor.”
Gov. Symington served from 1991-1997.
“Fife has been an important leader in both conservative and business communities across the state. His record of tax cuts and job growth demonstrates not only what he accomplished, but what can be done again,” Ducey said. “I’m honored to have his endorsement and look forward to working closely with him on the campaign trail over the next several months.”
About Doug Ducey:
Doug was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio and came to Arizona in 1982 to attend ASU, where he worked his way through college at Hensley & Co. After a stint at Procter & Gamble, Doug helped launch Cold Stone Creamery on its path to success. Alarmed by the state of the economy and the massive spending and debt that government was incurring, Doug decided to make a positive difference by seeking public office, and in 2010, was elected as Arizona’s 32nd State Treasurer. In 2012, he led the opposition effort for Prop 204, which lost by a nearly two-to-one margin after Ducey pointed out that it was essentially a blank check with no reform or oversight. A proven coalition builder, he assembled an alliance of business and civic organizations, including noted education reformer Craig Barrett and The Arizona Republic, in his successful effort to block Prop 204. For more information about Doug Ducey or his campaign for governor, please visit www.dougducey.com. You can also follow campaign updates on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dougducey or on Twitter at @dougducey.