Arizona Congressman Ed Pastor Supports Fred DuVal
April 1, 2013
Phoenix – Arizona Congressman Ed Pastor announced his support today for Fred DuVal as he explores running for Governor. Pastor has served in Congress since 1991, representing Phoenix, as well as other areas of the state. He is the Dean of our delegation. Before he ran for office, Pastor taught high school chemistry in Arizona’s public schools.
“I have watched Fred work for Arizona since the 1980s, and when it comes to taking on big challenges and getting big results, Fred has a strong track record,” said Pastor. “Fred’s leadership helped get our highways built, and helped establish AHCCCS, which provides health insurance to more than one million Arizonans. I support him because he can help move Arizona’s economy forward.”
“I am grateful for the support of Congressman Ed Pastor,” said DuVal. “As the Dean of Arizona’s Congressional delegation, Ed wields enormous influence in Congress, and I appreciate his advice and support. I will count on him as we develop plans to rebuild Arizona’s economy and our middle class.”
Arizona business and education leader Fred DuVal established a committee to explore running for Governor on February 14, 2013. DuVal has held leadership positions in the Arizona Governor’s Office, the White House, Arizona’s public university system and in the private sector, where he was credited with solving big problems for middle-class families. When he announced the formation of his exploratory committee, DuVal cited “stalled growth and vanishing jobs” as trends that are “slowly closing the gates of opportunity on our next generation.” Calling for a “clear strategy to attract jobs of the future and make changes to ensure our prosperity,” DuVal began visiting communities across Arizona.
Fred DuVal graduated from Tucson High School. He received a B.A. from Occidental College and received a degree in law from Arizona State University. He is married to Jennifer Hecker DuVal and has two sons. Learn more at www.Fred2014.com.