Where they stand: Doug Ducey vs. Fred DuVal for Arizona governor

Nov 3, 2014, 1:16 PM | Updated: 1:17 pm

PHOENIX — For the first time in 17 years, the governor of Arizona won’t be named Jane, Janet or Jan.

Instead, voters will decide if Republican Doug Ducey or Democrat Fred DuVal will take the reins of Arizona.

But how do you decide who to vote for? Television and the mail have been awash with ads lambasting both candidates, to the point where it may seem hard to choose. After all, political ads are just that: ads. It can be hard to tell who’s telling the truth.

To make things easier, we put together the table below. It lets you know where each candidate stands on important issues.

Obviously, each candidate has a more in-depth opinion on these complex issues. The table below is just a tool. It’s always a good idea to do your own research before you cast your vote.


Doug Ducey (R)

Fred DuVal (D)

Immigration Ducey wants Arizona to work with the federal government on immigration issues, especially the border. He plans to continue ban of DREAMer driver’s licenses and promises to commit “new state resources” to prosecute immigrant crime. DuVal wants Arizona to work with the federal government on immigration issues, especially the border. DuVal wants to repeal the ban on DREAMer driver’s licenses and plans to crackdown on those profiting from illegal immigration and better equip law enforcement agencies on the border.
Jobs/Economy Ducey wants to reform the tax code to reduce taxes for businesses, change laws that aren’t in favor of Arizona business, lure companies from California and Illinois, simplify regulations and stop lawsuit abuse. DuVal wants to align high schools and colleges with local industries, reform tax code to attract more research companies, help small businesses, promote tourism and increase trade with Mexico.
Education Ducey wants to continue fighting the court order that the Legislature reset funding formulas to account for inflation, and he said if the state loses, he wants to review the formulas to make sure more money makes it into the classroom. DuVal has made education funding a centerpiece of his campaigning, vowing not to cut another penny from K-12 schools and to stop fighting a court order that inflation funding be restored.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Where they stand: Doug Ducey vs. Fred DuVal for Arizona governor