Congressman Raul Grijalva Announces Support for Fred DuVal
April 11, 2013
Phoenix — U.S. Representative Raul Grijalva announced his support today for Fred DuVal, who is exploring a run for Governor of Arizona. Grijalva, who has also served as Pima County Supervisor, was first elected to Congress in 2002. He has been a national leader in Congress’s Progressive Caucus, and has been mentioned as a possible Secretary of the U.S. Interior Department.
“Today, as middle class living standards are falling, and more and more parents struggle to provide for their children, we need leaders with the courage to stand up for the greater good,” said Congressman Raul Grijalva. “This is the defining issue of our time, and in Fred DuVal, we see someone with a record of looking out for those in need. His work made it possible for us to extend Medicaid to millions of Arizonans, and on the Board of Regents, he fought to increase financial aid for those students whose parents could not afford college. We can trust Fred.”
“I am grateful for the support of Congressman Raul Grijalva, whose long service to Pima County, the state of Arizona and our country has been marked by a rock solid commitment to fairness for working people and wisdom in protecting our environment,” said Fred DuVal. “I also value his political advice as someone who has won tough primaries.”
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.