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Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly endorse Fred DuVal

Gabby Giffords is one of Arizona's brightest stars, and I joined Team Gabby years ago before she went to Congress. Seeing her win her election was one of my proudest moments. And watching her recovery has been an inspiration -- to all of us.

Gabby and her husband Mark Kelly took some time to record a short video about our campaign to move Arizona forward, and I'm grateful to have their support. Please take a look.

New Poll Findings Show Fred DuVal in STRONG Position to Win

Phoenix — The campaign of business and education leader Fred DuVal released a recent polling memo today, showing DuVal in a strong position to win. The February poll of the 2014 general electorate shows DuVal tied with State Treasurer Doug Ducey, and within the margin of error with Secretary of State Ken Bennett. The findings also show an electorate ready to support an education-focused Democrat. 

Fred DuVal Commends Brewer’s Veto of Legalized Discrimination

February 27, 2014 Phoenix — Business and education leader Fred DuVal, who is running for Arizona Governor, released the following statement commending Governor Brewer for her veto of SB 1062, a bill that would have legalized discrimination in Arizona: “I have to give the governor credit – following Medicaid expansion, this is the second major issue where she’s taken a principled stand against Cathi Herrod and the Tea Party extremists in her party to make a decision that’s right for all Arizonans. “But we never should have had to endure this ‘dog and pony show’ in the first place.

Fred DuVal’s Statement on the Arizona Republican Party’s Censure of Senator John McCain

January 25, 2014
Phoenix — Business and education leader Fred DuVal, who is running for Arizona Governor, released the following statement regarding the Arizona Republican Party’s move to censure Senator John McCain:

“Moments ago, John McCain was censured by the elected leaders of Arizona’s Republican Party. What an outrageous response to the good work Senator McCain did crafting a reasonable solution to fix our broken immigration system.

Fred DuVal’s Statement on the Arizona Republican Party’s Move to Censure Senator John McCain

January 24, 2014
Phoenix — Business and education leader Fred DuVal released the following statement regarding the Arizona Republican Party’s move to censure Senator John McCain:

“It’s outrageous that John McCain is being threatened with censure by reckless radicals in the Republican Party. I don’t see eye to eye with Senator McCain on everything, but I respect him, and he has done a good job crafting a reasonable solution to fix our broken immigration system.

Keep Moving Forward

January 20, 2014
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke these words America was a different place. In much of the South, state-sponsored racism was encouraged; school and workplace discrimination was part of everyday life, and electoral success could be won with rancid declarations of “segregation forever.”

Fred DuVal responds to Governor Brewer’s State of the State Address

January 14, 2014
If Governor Brewer believes that Arizona’s economy has had a “comeback,” then she needs to come back to reality. Too many of our people are still stuck in a reality where wages are stagnant but the cost of living is going up. Arizona unemployment is a full point higher than the national average. Jan Brewer should’t be popping the champagne when it comes to our economy. We have a lot of work to do.

The first job of the Governor is building an environment that drives job growth – period.

DuVal: Mandela’s inspiration endures

December 10, 2013 In October 1994, I had the extraordinary opportunity to work with Nelson Mandela for a few days, when he visited the United States. He had recently been inaugurated as president of South Africa, and was in the process of reconciling generations of deep racial division and healing the wounds of apartheid. He had come to Washington, the first post-apartheid president of South Africa to meet with President Bill Clinton and address a joint session of Congress. My job was to oversee the visits of foreign leaders to the United States, so I was his official host.

Fred DuVal Calls for Urgency on CPS Investigations

November 26, 2013
(Phoenix) — Today, candidate for Arizona Governor Fred DuVal made the following statement about the crisis in Arizona’s Child Protective Services Agency:

Late last night we finally received the CPS “action plan” for identifying and investigating the more than 6,000 un-investigated and mishandled cases of alleged child abuse and neglect affecting our most vulnerable children. The plan calls for an initial review of all un-investigated reports by Monday, and a thorough investigation of each identified report initiated or completed by January 31, 2014.

Fred DuVal Calls on Brewer Administration to Take Action on Child Protective Services Agency

November 22, 2013
(Phoenix) — Today, candidate for Arizona Governor Fred DuVal made the following statement about the crisis in Arizona’s Child Protective Services Agency:

Yesterday we learned the state is failing our most vulnerable children. Un-investigated and mishandled cases of child abuse and neglect, affecting at least 6,000 children, are jarring, frustrating, and most of all unacceptable. Surely, if there is one aspect of government that we must perform exceptionally well, it’s protecting at-risk children. As a parent, I’m furious.

Scarier than Halloween Night

November 1, 2013
Jennifer and I will take our little boy trick-or-treating tonight, but we won’t see anything as scary as what I’m about to share with you.

One of the scariest things I’ve seen lately is the news that Governor Brewer and the legislature have operated these past few years as if our tax dollars are their own personal piggy bank. Here’s an example:

I’m Worried.

October 3, 2013
I’m worried about the government shutdown. I’m worried about how it will affect our service members in the military, our veterans, and the millions of Americans expecting their earned benefits.

But most of all, I’m worried about how this shutdown will affect our economic recovery in Arizona.

Just this week I heard from a friend who was visiting Arizona for a Colorado River trip through the Grand Canyon. Instead, he’s stuck in a motel outside of the park, debating whether or not he and his family should abandon the trip entirely.

Celebrating Hispanic Business Owners

September 26, 2013
Arizona’s rich Hispanic influence is especially celebrated during Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15-Oct. 15. Our friends at the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce recently held their annual gathering, “Datos: The State of Arizona’s Hispanic Market.” The event showcased the economic contributions of Hispanic-owned business and many other important highlights of Arizona’s Latino community.

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