Douglas Anthony Ducey Jr. is an American businessman and politician serving as Arizona’s 23rd and current governor. He was previously the CEO of Cold Stone Creamery, a chain of ice cream parlors based in Scottsdale, Arizona.
A member of the Republican Party, Ducey was Arizona state treasurer from 2011 to 2015. On November 4, 2014, he was elected to the governorship; he took office on January 5, 2015. He was reelected in 2018. Ducey’s fellow Republican governors elected him chair of the Republican Governors Association for 2021 and co-chair in 2022.
In January 2021, Ducey announced that he would not seek the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in the 2022 election.
Tenure as governor
Ducey was sworn into office on January 5, 2015. Shortly after his term began, he instituted a state employee hiring freeze in an effort to balance the state budget. On January 15, 2015, Ducey signed an education bill requiring high school students to pass the U.S. citizenship test in order to graduate, making Arizona the first state to require this.
Ducey issued his first vetoes on March 30, 2015, of HB2150, an amendment to an animal cruelty law that would have excluded livestock animals from protection under that law, and HB2410, which would have prohibited police departments from establishing quotas for traffic citations.
On March 31, 2017, Ducey signed SB1367, which forces doctors to treat babies born alive during abortions or induced early deliveries.
On April 6, 2017, Ducey signed a major school voucher expansion bill, extending eligibility to every Arizona student.
September 4, 2018, it was announced that Ducey had appointed former U.S. Senator Jon Kyl to the U.S. Senate seat vacated upon John McCain’s death.
On September 4, 2018, it was announced that Ducey had appointed former U.S. Senator Jon Kyl to the U.S. Senate seat vacated upon John McCain’s death.
On February 22, 2019, U.S. President Donald Trump appointed Ducey to the bipartisan Council of Governors.
Ducey’s run for governor
In July 2013, Ducey filed the paperwork necessary to explore the possibility of running for governor. On February 19, 2014, he formally announced his intention to seek office at a rally in downtown Phoenix.
He received the endorsement of numerous conservative leaders, including Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee and Governor Scott Walker and former Senator Jon Kyl. Ducey won the Republican nomination in the August primary and was subsequently endorsed by the outgoing governor, Jan Brewer, along with Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake and other Republicans in Arizona’s Congressional delegation. Ducey defeated Democrat Fred DuVal and Libertarian Barry Hess in the November 4 general election.
Governor Doug Ducey’s contact details
- Address: 1700 W. Washington St., 6th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85007
- Phone: (602) 542-5381
- Fax: (602) 542-0868
Governor Ducey is active on Instagram under the handle @dougducey. He has 30.8k followers, 149 people he’s following here and 2177 posts.
Governor Ducey is also active on Twitter under the same handle. There are 1,984 people that he’s following and 150.9K followers.
Ducey is also active on Facebook under the name Governor Doug Ducey.