Doug Ducey’s Entrepreneurial Biography Lifts Arizona and Creates Jobs

| July 29 2012
The Hot Spot

While voters debate the wisdom of placing a businessman in the nation’s highest office, there is evidence right here in Arizona that an accomplished entrepreneur makes a top-notch public servant.

Doug Ducey, Arizona’s State Treasurer, has shown in less than two years that business experience translates well to public office. As the guardian of the taxpayers’ money, he has a record of accomplishment based in fiscal responsibility that supports a strong economy and creates jobs.

Ducey is the state’s banker and investment manager. He oversees more than $12 billion in state assets. His management skills were developed in a successful career in business, proving that prudent spending and saving in the private sector are the best preparation for government service.

Along with the state legislature and governor, Ducey has worked to balance the state budget and plan for a sound financial future. The state’s agencies are financially strong. Money has been put aside to guard against unforeseen budget shortfalls.

Ducey was elected to statewide office after success as a partner and CEO of Cold Stone Creamery. When he and his partners sold the business in 2007, it had more than 1,400 locations in all 50 states and 10 countries. He went on to pursue another entrepreneurial opportunity and became chairman of iMemories.

Ducey attended college in Arizona and started his businesses here. He knows the state well, its people, its needs, and its potential for growth and strong job creation.

Government needs accomplished businesspeople who know how to manage money and give taxpayers confidence that their hard earned dollars will be spent well. Doug Ducey has delivered the goods.

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