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Fred DuVal is right on the issues

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Arizona Republican Party Chairman Robert Graham describes Fred DuVal as “the most uninteresting man in the world.” As a native of Arizona who has met Fred several times, I would suggest that Robert Graham get to know him better.

Fred DuVal is an Arizona business and education leader with a track record of successful work in the Arizona Governor’s Office, the White House, Arizona’s public university system, and in the private sector. 

Fred DuVal understands that improving and strengthening education are keys to growing jobs and building a better future. He knows that jobs and growth of the future will be driven by knowledge, creativity, and innovation. He realizes that we must replace the politics of division with leadership that promotes common civility, seeks consensus, and moves us forward together.

Having attended more than a few of his forums and presentations, I find Fred not only interesting but, more importantly, a man of character and integrity who is right on the issues and right for Arizona.

James Kimes, Prescott Valley.

4 comments

  1. Thanks for writing this excellent piece on Fred who is indeed a sharp, interesting man who is fully engaged in the community on a statewide level. His accomplishments for Arizona through his work with Babbit, Napolitano, the Board of Regents, and many other projects have made Arizona a better place.

  2. Need Duval and others will discuss the growing crisis in Arizona — all being done behind closed doors without public dialog, “needs requests”, outside independent impact studies on the community, environment (serious water shortage crisis in the SW), impact on the taxpayers.

    The mass incarceration of Arizona’s people is shameful. Laws put in place by the legislators; driven by the state prosecutors and prison profiteers. While other conservatives states are reforming laws and saving their taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.

    Need to discuss and hear about: The conflict of interest between the legislators, the top elected officials, those on the Regents Board who are all tied with CCA (Corrections Corporation of America) and other private prisons.

    Arizona is NOT being made a better place, when it ramps up new prison building — 2,000 private prison corporation beds (CCA) contract signed behind closed doors Aug. 31, 2012 and a $50,000,000, 500 bed new Super Max prison approved by the Capitol Review Committee / Appropriations with Chairman, Senator Shooter telling the public they could not speak or sign in.

    The school-to-prison pipeline is a serious concern with the MCAO Sheriff and his citizen posse “protecting” the children. Over 400 AK15-rifles given to this citizen posse? This raises serious concerns. This is NOT about safety but the growing militarization of the Peace officers.

    http://reason.com/reasontv/2013/08/06/radley-balko-discusses-militarization-of
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    Radley Balko Discusses Militarization of Police Force

    Mike Riggs & Amanda Winkler | August 6, 2013
    “The police have become more militarized, more soldier-like in the last generation or two,” explains journalist and author Radley Balko. “It applies to the weapons they are using, the uniforms they wear…to the tactics they use, to what I think is the most pervasive problem which is the mindset that police officers take to the job.”

    Balko, author of the new book Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces, sat down with ReasonTV to discuss the book, the growth and development of SWAT forces, and how the drug war has fostered an “us against them” mentality within police departments.

    Balko is a senior writer and investigative reporter at the Huffington Post. His work primarily focuses on the drug war and police abuse. Previously, Balko worked as a senior editor forReason Magazine.”

  3. Replaces #2 (no edit button):

    Need Duval and others to discuss the growing crisis in Arizona — the mass incarceration of Arizona’s people as crime is going down across the nation and in Arizona. New prisons in the tens of millions of dollars — that Arizona does NOT need. All being done behind closed doors without public dialog, “needs requests”, outside independent impact studies on the community, environment (serious water shortage crisis in the SW), impact on the taxpayers — the mass incarceration of Arizona’s people.

    Laws put in place by the legislators; driven by the state prosecutors and prison profiteers. While other conservatives states are reforming laws and saving their taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.

    Arizona is NOT being made a better place, when it ramps up new prison building — 2,000 private prison corporation beds (CCA) contract signed behind closed doors Aug. 31, 2012 and a $50,000,000, 500 bed new Super Max prison approved by the Capitol Review Committee / Appropriations with Chairman, Senator Shooter telling the public they could not speak or sign in.

    The school-to-prison pipeline is a serious concern with the MCAO Sheriff and his citizen posse “protecting” the children. Over 400 AK15-rifles given to this citizen posse? This raises serious concerns. This is NOT about safety but the growing militarization of the Peace officers.

    http://reason.com/reasontv/2013/08/06/radley-balko-discusses-militarization-of
    \
    Radley Balko Discusses Militarization of Police Force

    Mike Riggs & Amanda Winkler | August 6, 2013

    “The police have become more militarized, more soldier-like in the last generation or two,” explains journalist and author Radley Balko. “It applies to the weapons they are using, the uniforms they wear…to the tactics they use, to what I think is the most pervasive problem which is the mindset that police officers take to the job.”

    Balko, author of the new book Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces, sat down with ReasonTV to discuss the book, the growth and development of SWAT forces, and how the drug war has fostered an “us against them” mentality within police departments.

    Balko is a senior writer and investigative reporter at the Huffington Post. His work primarily focuses on the drug war and police abuse. Previously, Balko worked as a senior editor forReason Magazine.”

  4. Need DuVal to discuss why so many citizens are killed every year by criminal illegal aliens–this has to stop now—no more political correctness—we do not want to become another Mexico—stop this now—

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