Doug Ducey

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Doug Ducey
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Arizona Treasurer
Incumbent (Arizona Governor-elect)
In office
January 3, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
PartyRepublican
PredecessorDean Martin (R)
Compensation
Base salary$70,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Campaign $$1,212,115
Term limitsTwo consecutive terms
Education
Bachelor'sArizona State University
Personal
Place of birthToledo, Ohio
ReligionCatholic-Christian
Websites
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 ran for Governor of Arizona in 2014. Doug Ducey won the general election on November 4, 2014.

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

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]

Biography

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.

Education

  • 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]

Elections


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

2014

See also Arizona Gubernatorial election, 2014

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

Results

Primary election
Governor of Arizona Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Ducey 37.2% 200,607
Scott Smith 22.1% 119,107
Christine Jones 16.7% 89,922
Ken Bennett 11.5% 62,010
Andrew Thomas 8.1% 43,822
Frank Riggs 4.5% 24,168
Mike Aloisi (Write-in) 0% 27
Alice Lukasik (Write-in) 0% 27
Total Votes 539,690
Election Results Via:Arizona Secretary of State.
General election
Governor of Arizona, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Ducey 53.5% 802,607
     Democratic Fred DuVal 41.6% 624,764
     Libertarian Barry J. Hess 3.8% 57,054
     Americans Elect J.L. Mealer 1% 15,350
     N/A Write-ins 0.1% 1,564
Total Votes 1,501,339
Election Results via Arizona Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.

Polls

General election
Ducey vs. DuVal vs. Hess

Arizona Governor - General election match-ups
Poll Doug Ducey (R) Fred DuVal (D)Barry J. Hess (L)Undecided/OtherMargin of ErrorSample Size
Garin-Hart-Yang (D)
February 3-6, 2014
32%32%6%30%+/-3.5500
The Arizona Republic
August 24-25, 2014
35%35%12%18%+/-4.0588
Terrance (R-Arizona Free Enterprise Club)
September 15-17, 2014
44%38%6%11%+/-4.5505
Keating (D-Restore Arizona's Future PAC)
September 17-19, 2014
41%39%7%13%+/-4.0600
Moore Information
October 7-8, 2014
36%39%3%22%+/-4.9400
American Encore
October 20-22, 2014
42%35%7%15%+/-4601
AVERAGES 38.33% 36.33% 6.83% 18.17% +/-4.15 532.33
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 editor@ballotpedia.org.

Ducey vs. Duval

Governor of Arizona - Ducey vs. DuVal
Poll Doug Ducey (R) Fred DuVal (D)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Susquehanna Polling and Research
November 2013
36%33%31%+/--600
Rasmussen Reports
August 27-28, 2014
40%40%13%+/-4.0850
New York Times/CBS/YouGov
September 20-October 1, 2014
50%39%11%+/-32,808
Rasmussen Reports
October 14-16, 2014
47%42%10%+/-31,056
New York Times/CBS/YouGov
October 16-23, 2014
50%40%10%+/-42,621
AVERAGES 44.6% 38.8% 15% +/-1.2 1,587
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 editor@ballotpedia.org.

Primary polling
Republican primary

Arizona Governor - GOP Primary
Poll Ken Bennett Doug DuceyChristine JonesFrank RiggsScott SmithAndrew ThomasUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Harper Polling
June 25-26, 2014
12%33%15%2%14%3%22%+/-3.48791
Magellan Strategies
July 9-10, 2014
11%26%22%2%14%6%19%+/-4.02593
Gravis Marketing
July 14, 2014
7%28%19%1%14%8%24%+/-4.0691
Harper Polling
July 16-17, 2014
12%23%21%1%13%7%22%+/-3.29885
Arizona Automobile Dealers Association
August 15, 2014
10%31%16%3%23%7%10%1,300
Harper Polling
August 19-20, 2014
14%32%16%2%19%7%10%+/-3.44812
AVERAGES 11% 28.83% 18.17% 1.83% 16.17% 6.33% 17.83% +/-3.04 845.33
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 editor@ballotpedia.org.

Republican primary

Arizona Governor - GOP primary
Poll Ken Bennett Christine JonesAl MelvinAndrew ThomasDoug DuceyScott SmithUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Susquehanna Polling and Research
(November 2013)
20%4%2%4%8%6%53%+/--245
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 editor@ballotpedia.org.

Race background

Outside money in the gubernatorial race

The Republican Governors Association (RGA) and other outside groups supporting Doug Ducey (R) spent $3.4 million through mid-October on TV ads to portray Fred DuVal (D) as a puppet of lobbyists and special interests in Arizona. An analysis by The Republic showed that Ducey and DuVal were both recipients of significant campaign contributions from lobbyists. This analysis revealed that lobbyists contributed $185,000 to Ducey and $250,000 to DuVal by the report's publication on October 26. The Republic showed that 11 percent of DuVal's overall contributions in 2014 came from lobbyists, placing this analysis into context.[7]

Term limits for Gov. Brewer

Incumbent Jan Brewer (R) was term-limited from seeking re-election, leaving the seat open for the 2014 electoral cycle. The race was rated "Likely R" by The Cook Political Report, meaning Brewer would be succeeded by another Republican.[8] Meanwhile, Governing rated the general election between major party nominees Doug Ducey (R) and Fred DuVal (D) as a "Toss-up."[9]

Brewer was originally appointed to the position in 2009 and was elected once 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 supporters asserted that the law does not adequately account for the conditions of Brewer's incomplete first term. Hints that Brewer would pursue an exemption from the term-limit law 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. Former Arizona Board of Regents President Fred DuVal earned an automatic pass to the general election as the sole Democratic Party entrant.

Heated Republican primary

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 GoDaddy.com 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 that defied post-primary custom, all declined to give the nominee their automatic support. The trio of former candidates also 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.[10] In the subsequent weeks, all three came around to backing Ducey for the general election.[11]

Rounding out the ballot

With all eyes trained on the GOP contest in the final stretch of the primary campaign season, the number of minor-party and unaffiliated 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 pool of lesser known candidates seeking to fill the open governor's seat.[12][13]

Debates

September 29 debate

The Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission hosted a debate featuring Doug Ducey (R), Fred DuVal (D), Barry J. Hess (L) and Americans Elect candidate J.L. Mealer. The four candidates divided into separate camps over the state's expansion of a health-insurance program for low-income residents. Ducey opposed the expansion prior to implementation, but would allow continuation of the expansion over a three-year period where the federal government provides matching funds. Hess also expressed reservations about the program, arguing that he would cut the program because its success has led to excessive tax increases. DuVal and Mealer voiced support for the expansion, with DuVal noting that repeal would be burdensome not only to patients but the state economy.[14]

The debate also highlighted differences among the major party candidates over driver's licenses for young adults who came to the United States without proper documentation. Gov. Jan Brewer has blocked issuance of licenses to this group and Ducey would continue the policy if elected. DuVal called the governor's actions "mean-spirited" and suggested that repealing the prohibition would be his first act as governor.[14]

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]

2010

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.[15]

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

Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Doug Ducey's donors each year.[16] Click [show] for more information.


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Personal

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

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Preceded by
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