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Doug Ducey

Doug Ducey
Governor of Arizona
Taking office
January 5, 2015
Succeeding Jan Brewer
Treasurer of Arizona
Assumed office
January 3, 2011
Governor Jan Brewer
Preceded by Dean Martin
Succeeded by Jeff DeWit (elect)
Personal details
Born (1964-04-09) April 9, 1964
Toledo, Ohio, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Angela Ducey
Children 3
Alma mater Arizona State University
Religion Roman Catholicism
Website Government website

Doug Ducey (born April 9, 1964) is the 32nd State Treasurer and Governor-elect of the U.S. State of Arizona. He is a member of the Republican Party, and was sworn in as Treasurer on January 3, 2011. Prior to serving in elected office, Ducey served as the CEO of Cold Stone Creamery before selling the company in 2007, along with his business partner. On November 4, 2014, Ducey won the election to become the 23rd Governor of the State of Arizona, the first open seat for Governor in 12 years, succeeding Jan Brewer.

A native of Toledo, Ohio, Ducey moved to Tempe, Arizona in 1982 where he attended Arizona State University. In addition to his involvement with Cold Stone Creamery, he also worked at a local Anheuser-Busch distributor during his time in college, and Procter & Gamble following his graduation with a degree in finance.


  • Early life & education 1
  • Business career 2
  • Political career 3
    • State Treasurer 3.1
    • 2014 campaign for Governor of Arizona 3.2
  • Personal life 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early life & education

Ducey was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, and moved to Arizona in 1982 to attend Arizona State University. While in college, he worked at a local Anheuser-Busch distributor, Hensley & Co. He graduated in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.

Business career

After graduating from ASU, he joined Procter & Gamble and began a career in sales and marketing. While there, he was trained in management, preparing him for his role as partner and CEO of Cold Stone Creamery.[1] When he and his business partner sold the company in 2007, Cold Stone had grown from a local scoop shop to more than 1,400 locations in all 50 states and 10 countries. He then became the lead investor and served as Chairman of the Board for iMemories from 2008-2012.

Ducey is a Trustee for the Arizona State University Foundation. He currently serves on the Board for the

Party political offices
Preceded by
Jan Brewer
Republican nominee for Governor of Arizona
Most recent
  • Official Website

External links

  1. ^ Linda Bentley, Field of six vying for governor in Republican Primary, Sonoran News, August 06, 2014
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Meet Doug Ducey". Retrieved 2014-11-06. 
  3. ^ "State treasurer Doug Ducey files paperwork to explore Ariz governor run". East Valley Tribune. July 23, 2013. Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ DeLaney, Melissa (February 19, 2014). "Doug Ducey Will Run for Arizona Governor in 2014". Reuters. Retrieved April 19, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Supporters -". Retrieved 2014-11-06. 


While attending Arizona State University, Ducey met his wife, Angela, and they currently reside in Paradise Valley, where they are raising their three sons, Jack, Joe and Sam.

Personal life

The general election took place on November 4, 2014, where Ducey faced the Democratic Party nominee for Governor, Fred DuVal, as well as Libertarian Party nominee Barry Hess. Ducey won handily, defeating DuVal by a large margin.

[5] He has received the endorsement of several conservative leaders, including Senators

In July 2013, Doug Ducey officially filed the paperwork necessary to explore the possibility of running for Governor.[3] On February 19, 2014, Ducey formally announced his intentions to seek the office, and establish his campaign at a rally in downtown Phoenix, along with his wife and three sons.[4]

Ducey accepting his party's nomination for Governor of Arizona on August 26, 2014.

2014 campaign for Governor of Arizona

In 2011, Ducey was elected as State Treasurer of Arizona replacing Dean Martin. As Arizona’s Chief Banker and Investment Officer, Treasurer Ducey oversees more than $12 billion in state assets and serves as an investment manager for local governments.[2] The Treasurer also serves as the Chairman of Arizona’s State Board of Investment, and State Loan Commission.[2] He serves as the State’s Surveyor General and is a member of the State Land Selection Board. Ducey also served as the Western Region Vice President for the National Association of State Treasurers, and was the President of the Western State Treasurers' Association.

State Treasurer

Political career

Ducey's honors include the 2002 Spirit of Enterprise Award on behalf of Cold Stone Creamery by the Center for the Advancement of Small Business at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, and induction into the W.P. Carey School of Business Hall of Fame in 2004.[2] In 2006 he was awarded the MUFSO Golden Chain Award – the nation’s highest honor for restaurateurs. Also in 2006 he was named an Entrepreneurial Fellow for the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. In 2007 Doug was honored with the AFP Spirit of Philanthropy Award, and in 2009 he was named Father of the Year by the Father’s Day Council benefiting the American Diabetes Association.[2] Most recently, in 2012 Doug was given the Tom and Madena Stewart Lifetime Compassion Award by Make-A-Wish Arizona for creating the World’s Largest Ice Cream Social while serving as CEO of Cold Stone Creamery.[2]

[2] He is a past member of Greater Phoenix Leadership, CEO Forum and the Enterprise Network, as well as a past co-chair for the Sojourner Center Capital Campaign and a former Scholarship Board Member for the Catholic Community Foundation.[2]

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