AZ Governor's race: Fred DuVal

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Former chairman of the Arizona Board of Regents Fred DuVal ran uncontested in the Democratic primary for Arizona governor.

On Primary night, he told his supporters there will be a lot of work to do before November.

DuVal promised to stop cuts to education and restore jobs in our state.

He said he has worked on improving education and creating jobs before in the executive tower when he worked with former Gov. Bruce Babbitt, and he wants to do it again.

"You've heard me say it, and you'll hear me say it everyday for the next 70 days: I will veto cuts to our schools," DuVal told the crowd at the Democratic watch party in Downtown Phoenix the night of the Primary Election. "I don't care if I have to keep the legislature in special session until Christmas, I will continue to veto bills until we invest in our kids future."

DuVal also said he wants to create an independent ethics commission to investigate any allegations of wrongdoing in government or public offices.

Raised in Tucson, Fred learned the value of education when he was still a boy, as his father founded and led the medical school at the University of Arizona. After Fred graduated from Tucson High School, he received his B.A. from Occidental College, and moved home to Arizona and worked for former Governor Bruce Babbitt's office.

Former President Bill Clinton appointed DuVal the Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs.

DuVal also served as Chairman of the Arizona Board of Regents.

DuVal and his wife Jennifer live in Phoenix with their four-year-old son. Their older son, Will, attends college and is a ROTC cadet.


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