Supporters

U.S. Senator Jon Kyl

Doug Ducey’s leadership style is to first ground himself in the substance of the critical issues facing our state. I respect that. His skills, his knowledge of business management, his conservative credentials, and his proven record as State Treasurer are precisely what are needed for Arizona.

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez

As a border governor and a former prosecutor on the border, I know firsthand the challenges caused by illegal immigration and the impact of misguided policies. I know Doug Ducey is a strong leader who will get results for Arizonans. Doug will be a strong ally to fellow border governors who know that Washington, D.C. has failed us and our citizens on the issue of border security. And he’ll be a conservative the people of Arizona can count on. That is why I am very proud to support Doug Ducey for governor of Arizona.

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery

Doug stands with me in the fight against crime and the fight for the rights of crime victims. I am proud to support him.

Lea Marquez-Peterson

If we are going to increase job opportunities for the people of our state and give everyone the opportunity for a better life, we will need lower taxes and fewer regulatory burdens on businesses. Doug will work hard to make this happen.

Arizona Police Association and Phoenix Law Enforcement Association

Doug Ducey is a strong and capable leader who has the integrity Arizona needs. He will continue Gov. Brewer’s legacy of reliability and steadfast support for law enforcement and public safety. We highly encourage all our members and others within the law enforcement community to join us in supporting Doug Ducey for governor.

Doug’s honest and forthright responses to the concerns of the law enforcement community, his strategies to promote safe neighborhoods, promote business growth and be responsive to the people of Arizona, make Doug Ducey the clear choice.

Congressman Paul Gosar

This hotly contested election was a crucible that tested the mettle of each candidate and Doug Ducey proved he is the best person to lead the state. Doug won the primary election because he was the strongest candidate pure and simple. The time is now to all pull together and make sure Doug takes the helm in November. Doug was able to form a broad coalition of people and groups which is a precursor of his leadership style. I fully support Doug and will actively campaign on his behalf to make sure Arizona gets the leadership it needs to take us into the future for jobs, prosperity, and liberty.

Congressman Matt Salmon

With the primary election behind us, now is the time for all Republicans to unite behind Doug Ducey as our Republican nominee for governor. Doug has shown he has the ability to bring together a broad and diverse coalition of people for the common-good of advancing Arizona. More importantly, Doug has proven to Arizona voters that he has the right ideas on how to advance our great state – limited government, local empowerment of our schools and securing borders. I look forward to campaigning side by side with Doug in the coming months, and I urge all Arizonans to join me in supporting Doug Ducey as our next governor.

Congressman David Schweikert

Doug emerged tonight as the clear victor and I am proud to stand with him. Arizonans now have a clear choice to make in this election. Doug Ducey will lead Arizona into economic prosperity, he will fight to reform Arizona tax code and our K12 education system. I encourage every Arizonan; Republican, Independent and Democrat to join me in getting behind Doug Ducey for governor.

Congressman Trent Franks

I am thrilled that Doug Ducey is our nominee for governor. He built a broad and diverse coalition of which I am honored to be a part of. His message of opportunity and freedom in the primary will continue to resonate in the general election. It is no surprise that voters recognized Doug as the right leader at the right time for Arizona.”

Former Arizona Gov. Jane Hull

As a former Arizona governor, I know what it takes to lead this great state. Doug Ducey’s experience in the private sector, his leadership in defeating Prop 204 and his love for this state shows me he too, has what it takes to be this state’s next governor. Join me and help elect Doug Ducey as Arizona’s next governor.

Former Arizona Gov. Fife Symington

I’ve gotten to know Doug well over the past several years. Here’s what impresses me: Doug has a clear vision about where he wants to lead the state. His focus is the economy and making Arizona a magnet for job creation and economic opportunity. That has to be the number one priority for our next governor, and Doug has the right background, skills, and ideas to actually make a difference.

Former Congressman Barry Goldwater, Jr.

Doug Ducey has earned my vote for governor because he has shown through both his business and public sector experience that he has the conservative-driven principles we need to accelerate the economy, balance the budget and provide leadership. His thoughtful approach to policy issues and steady direction reflect what is best for Arizona, and that is why he is my choice for governor.

Former Congressman John Shadegg

Doug Ducey is the kind of common-sense leader Arizona needs as our next governor. I know firsthand that the federal government has gotten out of control and that Doug will stand up for Arizonans against Washington overreach, work to reduce the size of government and protect our liberties.

Hon. Robert Fannin

I have given my strong support to Doug. He has the personal character, successful business leadership, free market principles, and fair judgment to be a truly great leader for our state.

Small Business Alliance

Doug Ducey brings a fresh energy and charisma to the Governor’s Office. We are particularly encouraged by Mr. Ducey’s aggressive tax reform agenda that is sure to bring more prosperity to Arizona. We have full confidence that Mr. Ducey has the skills necessary to attract businesses to Arizona in a dynamic yet fiscally responsible way while nurturing the environment to retain Arizona businesses. With Mr. Ducey’s leadership talents, innovative approach to problem solving, and positive image we believe Arizona has a very bright future!

Jerry Colangelo, Arizona Businessman & Entrepreneur

When it comes to the governor’s race, Doug Ducey is the best candidate who truly represents the spirit of Arizona’s business community. Doug is a‎ proven leader with an executive background and conservative heart. He knows what it takes to improve the state’s economy, create jobs and reform‎ our education system and will make it his mission to streamline government programs and safeguard Arizona from federal government overreach. He’s my choice for governor, and I encourage my fellow business leaders to join me in supporting his campaign.

Jim Click, Tucson Business Owner

Doug’s private sector experience and limited government approach is exactly what’s needed to get Arizona moving in the right direction again. We haven’t had someone this good and well-qualified to lead our state and lead our party in a long time. I firmly believe that Doug can be the best Governor Arizona has seen in decades.

Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Chucri

Doug Ducey understands what Arizona needs to succeed. He has a clear vision to kick the economy into higher gear and stands on a conservative record when it comes to education reform and government accountability. He has the leadership background to bring the business principles of relentless improvement and innovation to state government. I wholeheartedly support his campaign for governor.

Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen

It’s time for a new perspective and vision for Arizona’s future, and that’s why I’m endorsing Doug Ducey. With his proven record in both the public and private sectors, Doug has the knowledge and ability needed to lead Arizona into the future. A leaner, more effective state government, less regulation, and a growing economy is why I’m supporting Doug Ducey. I hope you’ll join me in voting for him for Governor.

State Sen. Nancy Barto

Doug Ducey is the only candidate in this race with the leadership skills and vision to guide Arizona into the future. Doug’s background along with his roadmap to make Arizona a national leader in education and economic growth are exactly what we need. I will be voting Doug Ducey for Governor and I encourage you and your family to join me.

State Sen. Kelli Ward

I’m endorsing Doug Ducey for governor because I know he will do everything possible to protect Arizona from federal government overreach like ObamaCare. As a doctor, I know the Affordable Care Act will wreck Arizona’s healthcare industry and there will be a decline in quality care in this state. Stand up for Arizona and vote Doug Ducey.

State Sen. Steve Yarbrough

As Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee I have worked closely with Treasurer Ducey. He is committed to reform-minded government and protecting taxpayers. We also share a passion for improved student academic achievement and meaningful school choice. I am honored to endorse him in a field of quality Republican candidates.

State Rep. Brenda Barton

I’m supporting Doug Ducey for governor because he has been a great financial steward for our state and his leadership in the private sector proves he is the right person to lead Arizona. As CEO of Cold Stone Creamery, Doug expanded a small business into a brand known and loved around the world. He will do the same for the state of Arizona. Vote Doug Ducey.

State Rep. Paul Boyer

Doug has steadfastly protected our rights and the interests of this state and I know he will continue to do so as Governor. I’m endorsing Doug Ducey because his infallible character and conservative morals will lead Arizona in the right direction.

State Rep. Rick Gray

Doug’s commitment to the state of Arizona is exactly why I support his candidacy for governor. He has my endorsement because his fiscal conservatism and business-friendly policies will lead Arizona toward a more prosperous future.

State Rep. Debbie Lesko

There is no other candidate in the Governor’s race who better represents our values and our goals as a state better than Doug Ducey. That is why I am proud to endorse Doug and encourage you to join me in voting for him.

State Rep. Phil Lovas

I’m supporting Doug Ducey for governor because he understands that growing the economy and creating economic opportunity needs to be Arizona’s priority. Doug helped create thousands of private sector jobs and his business experience and approach is exactly what we need to get this state’s economy moving.

State Rep. Steve Montenegro

It is time for Arizona conservatives to rally behind Doug Ducey for Governor. After a lengthy and complete primary season, our job is to choose the conservative candidate best positioned to champion our issues and our values. Our responsibility is to support the conservative candidate that can lead our Republican Party to victory in November. Whether your issue is the economy, border security, protecting human life, or standing up to Barack Obama and an out-of-control federal government, your conservative choice is Doug Ducey. Please join me in voting for Doug Ducey. Its time!

State Rep. Justin Olson

Doug’s limited-government approach to Arizona’s fiscal policy is precisely why we need him to be our next governor. His leadership against Prop 204, a billion dollar a year tax, proves he puts the taxpayers first and has Arizona’s best interests at heart.

State Rep. Michelle Ugenti

I’m proud to give Doug Ducey my endorsement for governor. Doug is a principled leader who is committed to ensuring Arizona remains a great place to live and raise a family. Join me and vote Doug Ducey for Governor!

Phoenix City Councilman Bill Gates

I’m supporting Doug Ducey for governor because he has been a great financial steward for our state and his leadership in the private sector proves he is the right person to lead Arizona. As CEO of Cold Stone Creamery, Doug expanded a small business into a brand known and loved around the world. He will do the same for the state of Arizona. Vote Doug Ducey.

Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane

I am proud to endorse Doug Ducey for Governor. Doug stands firmly behind our shared values of limited and effective government, individual responsibility and a government that works for the people, not over them. He built a business, Cold Stone Creamery, now he wants to shrink a government. Arizona needs Doug Ducey as Governor.

Scottsdale City Councilman Dennis Robbins

As a business owner and a member of the Scottsdale City Council, I am keenly aware of the tough issues facing Arizona today. I can’t think of anyone better to tackle these issues head-on better than Doug Ducey. Doug is a true statesman with the perfect background to turn Arizona into the national leader it can and should be. Join me in voting for Doug Ducey for Governor!

Mesa Vice Mayor Chris Glover

As one of the first millennials to run for office in Arizona, I am passionate about Arizona’s future. In keeping with that spirit, I am excited to announce my support for Doug Ducey for governor. He has the courage, conservative values, and experience to confront the tough issues facing our state. Doug Ducey is right for Arizona and has my full support.

Chandler City Councilmember Jeff Weninger

I’m supporting Doug Ducey because of his pro-business attitude and commitment to helping Arizonans succeed. As a small business owner, I know Doug has my back and under his leadership Arizona’s economy will flourish and the number of jobs created with increase. Doug is the best choice for Arizona’s next governor and I encourage you to vote for him!

h2>Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio

Doug Ducey is a strong leader who has proven through both his business experience and time spent as state treasurer that he holds the interest of Arizona citizens to the highest regard. His push to reduce government overreach and create jobs is exactly what our economy needs. He has earned my vote for governor.

Pinal County Assessor Douglas Wolf

I support Doug Ducey because I believe he has the experience needed to enhance our state’s economy and bring jobs to Arizona. I know the things he has learned from being a successful businessman will truly benefit our state. If you want to see more jobs come to Arizona join me in electing Doug Ducey our next governor.

Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller

I am endorsing Doug Ducey because I know that he is the right choice for Arizona. His conservative principles are exactly what our state’s economy, border, and education system need. Join me in voting Doug Ducey our next governor of Arizona if you want a leader who will stand up to big government and fight for what is right for our state.

Pinetop-Lakeside Mayor Roger Williams

I’m endorsing Doug Ducey because he is running to be governor of all of Arizona. The more rural areas of this great state are extremely important to Arizona’s brand and economy. Doug realizes that and I know as governor he will do everything he can to support rural Arizona. I’m casting my vote for Doug Ducey and I hope you do too.

Mohave County Supervisor Buster Johnson

As a veteran and former sheriff’s deputy, there is no one I would trust more to be Arizona’s next governor than Doug Ducey. Doug is a practical, no-nonsense businessman that I know will stand against the federal government to ensure Arizona receives the support it deserves.

Mohave County Supervisor Hildy Angius

Doug Ducey has my vote to be Arizona’s next governor because I know he has Arizona’s best interests in mind. Doug does more than just talk, he has proven through his leadership as Arizona’s state treasurer that he delivers — That’s the kind of governor Arizona deserves.

Sharon Harper

As a businesswoman, my company experiences more vibrant growth when there is less government and regulatory interference. I am endorsing Doug Ducey for Governor because he gets that small government is good for Arizona’s economy and will help it grow. Doug grew a small business into a worldwide brand, as CEO of Cold Stone Creamery, which created jobs not only for Arizona but across the country.

Former Mohave County Sheriff Tom Sheahan

I’m pleased to endorse Doug Ducey for governor. As a recently retired five-time sheriff, I believe he has the right approach toward law enforcement and protecting Arizona’s communities, and I know he’ll lead the state with the best interest of all Arizona’s citizens in mind. He’s the right person for the job, and I encourage every Arizonan to join me in voting Doug Ducey for Governor.

Jamie & Steve Sossaman

Our family has been farming in Arizona since 1919, and we believe our next governor must maintain Arizona’s independent, Western spirit. That’s why we are supporting Doug Ducey for governor. He’s a man of principle who will ensure that Arizona is a place of opportunity where people who work hard and do the right thing can succeed.

U.S. Senator Mike Lee

“America needs strong leaders who are willing to stand up for conservative ideas and values at every level of government. It takes real leadership to stand up to special interests and push for conservative reforms. Doug Ducey is one of those leaders and that is why I am proud to endorse his candidacy for governor of Arizona.

“Doug has shown courage, vision and leadership on a wide range of issues. He fought relentlessly against tax increases and is committed to shrinking the size and cost of government while eliminating privileges for special interests. Leadership is what leadership does, and what Doug has done as a leader has earned conservatives’ respect and earned our support.

“His commitment to conservatism, his background growing a small ice cream company to a nationally-recognized brand and his record defending Arizona taxpayers make him well suited to lead Arizona for the next four years. I believe that conservative governors like Doug Ducey will lead the way toward a stronger, more prosperous America.”

WI Gov. Scott Walker

Doug Ducey demonstrates the kind of conservative, common-sense leadership that our party needs in Arizona. He’s not afraid of taking on tough challenges, and that’s why I know he’d be a great Governor.

Cathi Herrod

Doug’s commitment to life, traditional marriage, child protection, defending religious liberty, and promoting school choice make him my personal choice.

Arizona Free Enterprise Club PAC

Ducey is a committed free market fiscal conservative who won’t shy away from making tough decisions or taking on big challenges…His leadership is what we need to craft free market, pro-growth oriented policies that make Arizona a great place to work and live.

Syndicated Conservative Radio Host Hugh Hewitt

I have endorsed State Treasurer Doug Ducey in the race and will hold a small fundraiser for him in April. He is a conservative, a successful businessman, and has run and won state-wide in 2010 and led state’s anti-tax hike forces two years later in the defeat of a state wide initiative pushing a billion-dollar tax hike. Ducey has the additional advantage of having been born in Ohio which of course matters greatly even though he has spent his entire adult life in Arizona.

Syndicated Conservative Radio Host Dennis Prager

I am proud to endorse Doug Ducey for governor of Arizona. America, now more than ever, needs strong conservative governors to lead our country off the Obama cliff. I encourage every Arizonans to vote Doug Ducey for governor.

Arizona Right to Life PAC

Doug upholds core pro-life values and priorities, and not because they are politically advantageous, but because the life issue is foundational to every basic right and freedom we cherish. Doug understands well that protecting and supporting innocent human life is not a mere political issue, but one that transcends the spectrum of party affiliations, speaking to the very essence of what it means to be a concerned and compassionate citizen of this great state.

Concerned Women Political Action Committee

Doug Ducey has a solid record on issues that matter to conservatives. Concerned Women Political Action Committee endorses Doug Ducey for Arizona Governor, because we won’t have to spend a lot of time wondering whether he will be at the forefront of protecting the citizens of Arizona; the evidence is in his conservative record.

State Rep. Warren Petersen

I know Doug has the skills to grow Arizona’s economy and will out-work everyone to make this state the most prosperous in the U.S. His success as a businessman and leadership in defeating Proposition 204 is exactly why I’m supporting Doug Ducey to be Arizona’s next governor.

Gilbert Town Councilmember Victor Petersen

Doug Ducey’s private sector experience and outstanding record as state treasurer make him the best candidate for Arizona’s next governor. He will rein in unnecessary government spending and get this state’s economy back on track. I’m voting Doug Ducey for governor because I know he will take this state to the next level and help it succeed.

Gilbert Town Councilmember Jared Taylor

Doug Ducey has my endorsement because I know he will do everything in his power to uphold and defend our constitutional rights and educate our children. Doug has a plan, and his Roadmap to Opportunity and Freedom proves he will continue to defend our freedoms and help catapult Arizona to the forefront of education reform. Join me and help make a brighter future for Arizona — vote Doug Ducey.

Jamie & Steve Sossaman

Our family has been farming in Arizona since 1919, and we believe our next governor must maintain Arizona’s independent, Western spirit. That’s why we are supporting Doug Ducey for governor. He’s a man of principle who will ensure that Arizona is a place of opportunity where people who work hard and do the right thing can succeed.

Gilbert Vice Mayor Eddie Cook

Doug’s fiscal conservatism and business experience is why I’m proud to endorse him for governor. His pragmatic limited-government approach will improve this state’s economy and put important decisions back in the hands of our citizens. Arizonans deserve a governor like Doug Ducey, which is why he has my full support.

State Sen. Kimberly Yee

Arizona needs the strength of leadership and unwavering conservative principles that Doug Ducey will bring to the Governor’s Office. I trust that Doug will grow our economy, create more jobs, improve our education system and protect Arizona families. I worked for the Arizona State Treasurer’s Office prior to Doug’s administration and I have seen the office continue to thrive and maximize the investment of our taxpayer dollars under his bold and trusted leadership. We need a true conservative to lead our state to prosperity and that is why I am proud to support Doug Ducey for Governor.

State Rep. Bob Thorpe

Doug Ducey exhibits the no-nonsense leadership Arizona needs today. As both a successful businessman and state treasurer, Doug has demonstrated proven capabilities, earning my respect and support. As governor, Doug and the state legislature will work to ensure that Arizona job creation, education, health care and environmental protections are in the hands of Arizonans, not east coast Obama bureaucrats. For a successful Arizona, we need Doug Ducey as our next governor.

Former State Sen. Frank Antenori

Doug Ducey is by far the best candidate in the Arizona governor’s race. I know he will stand strong against President Barack Obama and the federal government. They have absolutely failed Arizona in terms of border security and veteran affairs. As a southern Arizona resident and a veteran, I find this absolutely unacceptable. I’m putting my faith in Doug Ducey to fight for Arizona and you should too.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio

As someone with 55 years in law enforcement on both the federal and state levels – and all across the southern border and around the world – I know firsthand the dangers of an unsecure border and how to fight the drug cartels and human traffickers. I’m supporting Doug because he’s the right leader for Arizona, and he’ll do the right thing as governor. As the son of a cop, he understands law enforcement issues and will make public safety a top priority.

I’m pleased to endorse Doug Ducey for governor. As a recently retired five-time sheriff, I believe he has the right approach toward law enforcement and protecting Arizona’s communities, and I know he’ll lead the state with the best interest of all Arizona’s citizens in mind. He’s conservative and the right person for the job, and I encourage every Arizonan to join me in voting Doug Ducey for governor.

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz

“The crisis at America’s border is a defining issue in the coming election, especially in Arizona. I’m supporting Doug Ducey for Arizona governor because he is the best candidate to help secure the border, protect the people, and enforce the law. He has the most serious and credible plan to address the border crisis.

“As the CEO of a successful Arizona business, Doug also knows how jobs are created, and he’ll be a champion of opportunity and growth across the state. In a crowded primary field, he stands out as a consistent voice for limited government, individual liberty, and respect for the Constitution. If Republicans in Congress are going to prevail against the lawless overreach of President Obama, we need courageous and capable allies like Doug Ducey in the states. I urge all Arizonans to give Doug your vote.”

State Sen. Al Melvin

I ran for governor because Arizona needs a strong conservative to lead our great state. While my campaign has ended, my fight for conservative values continues. When I withdrew from the race I made it clear that I had no intention of playing spoiler or of even accidentally helping to elect a liberal Governor. I would put my shoulder to the wheel to elect the best possible conservative candidate. That is why I am endorsing Doug Ducey for Governor. After traveling our state and sharing the stage with so many of our fine candidates, I am confident that Doug is the very best choice for conservative voters. His background in the private sector, his work as State Treasurer, and his fidelity to the principles upon which our country and party were founded separate him from the other candidates. I have also been impressed by his grasp of the issues concerning Southern Arizona which, as you imagine, is very near and dear to my heart. With our state and nation at a tipping point, Arizona conservatives cannot afford to divide themselves into so many camps that we end up losing at the ballot box. I am voting for Doug Ducey to be our next governor and I encourage every Arizonan to join me.

Mark Meckler, Co-Founder of Tea Party Patriots

Doug Ducey is, by far, the strongest conservative candidate in Arizona’s race for Governor. As co-founder and former national coordinator of the original Tea Party Patriots, I’m endorsing Doug Ducey because Arizona needs someone who is going to fight to uphold the principles of our Founders. Doug understands that “who decides” is one of the most important questions facing the country today, and like me, he thinks we the people, should be in charge of choices that affect our lives. Both his public- and private-sector experience indicate that he’ll fight the establishment. Doug Ducey believes in limited and effective government, individual responsibility and freedom — and that’s the right direction for our country. Arizona is on the brink of a renaissance. With a solid legislature and Doug Ducey as Governor, Arizona will give Texas a run for its money by enacting policies that will encourage business growth, employment growth and personal prosperity. If you’re looking for a real, small government conservative who understands that citizens, not government, make the country work, I encourage you to join me in supporting Doug Ducey for governor.

John Lewis, Mayor of Gilbert

I consider Doug to be a ‘builder’–a builder of businesses, communities and people. He understands the importance of government, business, and education working as a partners to build for the future. His collaborative style will allow all Arizonans a voice to share ideas on how to build a sustainable economy with efficient State government involved appropriately.