Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey delivered his farewell address to Arizonans last week, giving thanks to Arizonans for the last eight years he’s spent in office and listing his achievements.
The governor said that when he took office, the state faced a billion dollar deficit, the economy was flat, and its schools were “mired in lawsuits.” He said his administration focused on one common goal for Arizona, which was “Opportunity for all.”
“Our economy is transformed, with good jobs available for every Arizonan who wants to work. We’ve made record investments in education, passed the American Civics Act, founded the Teachers Academy, balanced the budget, attained the largest “Rainy Day” fund in our state’s history, led a coordinated state effort and historic investment in securing Arizona’s border. Today, we are America’s “gold standard” for educational freedom. We are the new epicenter for semiconductors and high-tech manufacturing, we streamlined our government and we have the lowest flat tax in the nation.”
Ducey’s last day in office is Jan. 5, 2023. Governor-elect Katie Hobbs will replace him.
You can view Gov. Ducey’s full farewell address here.