Tucson GOP Reaction to Governor-Elect Ducey

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By Michaela Kane

Terry Lavery was one of many people lined up against the wall, watching as the Republican election night party celebrated after Doug Ducey was declared the new governor of Arizona.

“I’m kind of surprised that it happened that quickly with that small percentage of votes,” he said.

Ducey, who was the 32nd State Treasurer of Arizona, won his election with almost 54% of the votes and with just over half of the precincts reporting.

“I hope that he keeps a balanced budget, as far as what he has to do with the economy,” Lavery said. “I also hope that he builds a better relationship with the rest of the nation as far as the perception of Arizona and being good for businesses coming to town.”

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