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Ducey vs. Garcia: The race for Governor 2018

Doug Ducey is the current Governor of Arizona.
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Doug Ducey is the current Governor of Arizona.

Arizona voters will choose between incumbent Doug Ducey and his Democratic challenger, David Garcia, this November, to serve as governor for the next four years. Learn more about both candidates below. 

Doug Ducey (Republican): 

Campaigning for re-election as Arizona’s governor, Ducey has touted Arizona’s growing economy, balanced budget and lower taxes under his watch. During his tenure, Ducey increased funding to secure Arizona’s southern border, combat opioid addiction and clear the backlog of child safety cases. During public debates, Ducey highlighted his support for K-12 education and the $2.7 billion increase in education funding during his first term. Ducey paints November’s election as a chance to maintain or else reverse Arizona’s economic momentum and greater security. 

David Garcia (Democrat): 

With first-hand experience working within Arizona’s educational system, Garcia has promised to build consensus and increase the quality of Arizona education if elected governor. On the campaign trail, Garcia has positioned himself as an anti-Trump candidate and an advocate for immigrant and woman’s rights. Garcia has highlighted economic inequality in Arizona and declining opportunity. Garcia plans to create a fairer economy with living wages by fighting corruption, investing in new technology and clean energy, and curbing tax exemptions for corporations and the wealthy.

Angel Torres will also appear on the ballot for governor as the Green Party candidate.

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