ADP: Doug Ducey’s “Pay Raise” Proposal is a Bandage to Save Dwindling Reelection Chances

PHOENIX – Herschel Fink, executive director of the Arizona Democratic Party, released the following statement after Governor Doug Ducey announced a bare minimum pay raise for Arizona’s teachers. The state’s educator currently have one of the lowest salary rates in the nation.


“Teachers in Arizona were promised an ‘education governor’ with Doug Ducey four years ago, but instead, they got an empty suit serving up empty promises. There’s no doubt Arizona’s teachers deserve a respectful wage, but Ducey’s pay raise proposal is the sort of ‘political theater’ that only vulnerable governors pull on an election year. Arizonans, especially teachers, will see right through this and will be ready to #DitchDucey in November.”