4 Republicans running for State Treasurerby Carolyn Classen on Aug. 09, 2010, under Life, Politics
Republican Treasurer Dean Martin did not run for re-election and recently withdrew from his bid for Arizona Governor. Four Republicans are running in the August Primary for State Treasurer. So who are these candidates?
–Ted Carpenter, retired firefighter, served eight years in Arizona House and as Maricopa County Deputy Superintendent of Schools, no website available
– Doug Ducey, former CEO & Chair of Cold Stone Creamery, endorsed by current Treasurer Dean Martin, www.votedougducey.com
– Barbara Leff, 14 years in Arizona state legislature (4 terms in State House, in 3rd term in the State Senate as President Pro Tem), www.barbaraleff.com
– Thayer Verschoor, 8 years as State Senator, Chair of the “Ax the Tax” campaign against Proposition 100, www.theaztreasurer.com
So these are 3 candidates who have experience in the Arizona legislature, and one businessman/political newcomer.
View the online KUAT Channel 6 debate between 3 candidates (Ducey, Leff & Verschoor) held tonight August 9 (click here). Carpenter did not attend due to a foot surgery.
Or you can also watch the Arizona Citizens Clean Election Commission debate of July 6 (only Ducey and Leff debated) –click here.. Leff is running as a “clean” election candidate, the rest are running traditional.
The Republican winner for Arizona Treasurer will face off with Democratic challenger Andrei Cherny, a former Assistant Attorney General and economic policy expert, www.andreiforarizona.com. There are also 2 write in candidates Thomas Meadows (Green Party) and Thane Eichenauer (Libertarian Party).