You’ve probably heard Doug Ducey say that one of the top lessons he took from his private sector career is the importance of building coalitions. As he often says, “If I’m only hearing one side of the story, I’m not doing my job.”
The Ducey 2014 team takes that lesson to heart. Nowhere is that better illustrated than today’s announcement of endorsements from both Congressman Trent Franks and Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio.
Each brings a unique perspective to the governor’s race. Councilman DiCiccio has won over even the Arizona Republic in his fight for pension reform and defense of taxpayer dollars at the city level. Rep. Franks is a broad-spectrum conservative, staunch advocate of school choice and longtime West Valley leader.
The fact that both of these esteemed leaders have publicly endorsed Doug is testament to his leadership and ability to build strong and diverse coalitions. They join an impressive alliance already uniting to support Doug’s campaign for governor, including former Sen. Jon Kyl, former U.S. Rep. John Shadegg, Montgomery County Attorney Bill Montgomery, former Governor Fife Symington, the Honorable Robert Fannin and many others. And his support will only continue to grow.
I’m proud to support a candidate who doesn’t rush to judgment and takes the time to hear all sides of an issue before making an informed decision. His coalition of supporters reflects his intent to lead Arizona that same way.
Political Director, Ducey 2014