PHOENIX — Fred Duval, a former Arizona Board of Regents member with deep
roots in Democratic Party politics, is now formally exploring a 2014 candidacy
DuVal on Thursday filed paperwork with the Secretary of State’s Office to
establish an exploratory committee.
DuVal served as a top aide and adviser to Bruce Babbitt both during Babbitt’s
terms as Arizona governor and his unsuccessful campaign for the 1988 Democratic
nomination for president.
He served in the administration of President Bill Clinton and was appointed by
then-Gov. Janet Napolitano to the regents.
DuVal has also served as a Democratic National Committee member for Arizona.