Doug Ducey

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Doug Ducey
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Current candidacy
Running for Governor of Arizona
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Arizona Treasurer
In office
January 3, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
PredecessorDean Martin (R)
Base salary$70,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$1,212,115
Term limitsTwo consecutive terms
Bachelor'sArizona State University
Place of birthToledo, Ohio
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Doug Ducey is the 32nd and current Arizona Treasurer. A Republican, he was first elected to his position on November 2, 2010, defeating Democrat Andrei Cherny and two third party opponents in the general election. He was then sworn into office on January 3, 2011.[1] Ducey's term ends on January 5, 2015.

Ducey's was eligible to run for a second term as state treasurer in 2014, however he opted to enter the open seat race for Governor of Arizona instead.[2][3][4] He defeated seven Republican challengers to secure the party's nomination in the August 26 primary and faces Democrat Fred DuVal, Libertarian Barry J. Hess and a number of minor party and write-in opponents in the general election on November 4, 2014.

Before becoming state treasurer, Ducey was lead investor and Chairman of the Board for iMemories, a film editing and digitization services provider. Before that, he was a partner and CEO of ice cream chain Cold Stone Creamery. He also worked in sales and marketing for consumer products conglomerate Proctor and Gamble.

In his capacity as the chief banker and investment officer of the state of Arizona, Ducey manages the state's investment portfolio and directs the state's banking services and maintains a separate accounting record for the state to "provide a check and balance on the state accounting system." He oversees the treasurer's office, which contracts with Arizona banks to "process the state's receipts and disbursements; handle money and security transfers; report on the state's accounts, balances and payment activities; and provide related banking services."[5]


Ducey was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. He is the former CEO and chairman of Cold Stone Creamery. Before election as treasurer, Ducey was lead investor and Chairman of the Board for iMemories, a film editing and digitization services provider.[1]

He holds a degree in finance from Arizona State University.


  • Arizona State University, Finance

Political career

State Treasurer (2011-Present)

Ducey was first elected as Arizona Treasurer on November 2, 2010 and assumed office on January 3, 2011.[1]


Doug Ducey: "Direct Message" - Posted to YouTube at 4/29/14


See also Arizona Gubernatorial election, 2014

Ducey is running for Governor of Arizona in 2014.[6] He overtook seven Republican candidates to win the party's nomination in the August 26 primary election. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Primary election - August 26, 2014

Governor of Arizona Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Ken Bennett 11.7% 56,557
Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Ducey 36.9% 178,286
Christine Jones 16.6% 79,990
Frank Riggs 4.5% 21,662
Scott Smith 21.8% 105,408
Andrew Thomas 8.2% 39,721
Write-in 0.3% 1,630
Total Votes 483,254
Election Results Via:Arizona Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.


Arizona Governor - General election match-ups
Poll Doug Ducey (R) Fred DuVal (D)Barry J. Hess (L)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Garin-Hart-Yang (D)
February 3-6, 2014
The Arizona Republic
August 24-25, 2014
AVERAGES 33.5% 33.5% 9% 24% +/-3.75 544
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to
Governor of Arizona - Ducey vs. DuVal
Poll Doug Ducey (R) Fred DuVal (D)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Susquehanna Polling and Research
November 2013
Rasmussen Reports
August 27-28, 2014
AVERAGES 38% 36.5% 22% +/--2 725
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to

Race background

Incumbent Jan Brewer (R) is term-limited from seeking re-election, leaving the seat open for the 2014 electoral cycle.

Brewer was originally appointed to the position in 2009 and was elected one time since, in 2010. Arizona's term limit laws preclude any individual who has occupied the governor's office during two consecutive terms from running for re-election. Brewer and some of her spokespeople asserted that the law, as written, does not adequately account for the conditions of Brewer's incomplete first term. Hints that Brewer would pursue an exemption from the term-limit or otherwise attempt to circumvent the eligibility restriction began in November 2012 and persisted until March 2014. A crowded field of Republican hopefuls rushed into the race to replace Brewer as Arizona's chief executive official before the first filing window closed in May; meanwhile, former Arizona Board of Regents President Fred DuVal earned an automatic pass to the general election as the sole Democratic Party entrant.

The hotly contested GOP primary attracted several big names from government and the private sector, such as outgoing Arizona State Treasurer Doug Ducey, Secretary of State Ken Bennett, Mesa mayor Scott Smith and former executive vice president Christine Jones. Ducey looked to be the front-runner in the months leading up to the primary, owing to a consistent polling lead and strong name recognition, although Smith and Jones were close on his tail. After Ducey won the Republican primary on August 26, 2014, defeated challengers Thomas and Riggs immediately endorsed Ducey. Bennett, Smith and Jones, however, in an act of defiance against post-primary custom, all declined to give the nominee their automatic support, and, for good measure, skipped the Arizona Republican Party "unity breakfast" held the morning after election day. Explaining their reticence to the Arizona Republic the day after Ducey's primary victory, the recently eliminated contenders cited some unspecified "issues" with some of Ducey's stances and their lingering skepticism over Ducey's account of his role in a legal dispute stemming from the 2007 sale of Cold Stone Creamery.[7] In the subsequent weeks, all three came around to backing Ducey for the general election.[8]

With all eyes trained on the GOP contest in the final stretch of the primary campaign season, the number of fringe contenders who qualified or were in the process of qualifying for placement on the November 4 ballot swelled to 17. After the primary, Ducey joined DuVal and this diverse group of third party, unaffiliated and write-in candidates in the general election fight to fill the open governor's seat.[9][10]

Campaign themes

Ducey's 2014 gubernatorial campaign platform focuses on reforming the state economy and tax code as well as improving Arizona's education system.[4]


Ducey won election as Arizona Treasurer on November 2, 2010.

Arizona Treasurer, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Ducey 51.9% 859,672
     Democratic Andrei Cherny 41.4% 685,865
     Green Thomas Meadows 2.8% 46,115
     Libertarian Thane Eichenauer 4% 66,166
Total Votes 1,657,818
Election Results Via: Arizona Secretary of State

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Doug Ducey is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Doug Ducey raised a total of $1,212,115 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 5, 2013.[11]

Doug Ducey's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arizona Treasurer Not up for election $18,853
2010 Arizona Treasurer Won $1,193,262
Grand Total Raised $1,212,115

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Ducey and his wife Angela have three sons: Jack, Joe and Sam.[1]

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