Duval visits mine site and visits with local leaders

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Democrat Gubernatorial candidate Fred Duval learns more about the Resolution Copper Project.

Democrat Gubernatorial candidate Fred Duval speaks to Superior residents at a meet and greet at Porter’s Cafe in Superior.

By Mila Besich-Lira

Superior Sun

Fred Duval, the Democratic Candidate for the Arizona Governors seat visited Superior last week. During his tour he took a tour of the Resolution Copper project and met with members of the community and regional leaders during a meet and greet and private dinner event.

Duval, has announced that he supports the Resolution Copper Project, something he says is needed to help keep young people living and working in Arizona. “Rural Arizona is hurting. The recession crushed working families in rural Arizona and no matter how hard they try, they just cant seem to get ahead.” I’ve got a detailed blueprint for how to create jobs and move rural Arizona’s economy forward and it all starts with investing in infrastructure. One way to do that is to expand Arizona’s globally renowned mining industry.”

During his dinner event Duval told the attendees, mostly business and elected leaders from the region that most college graduates from Arizona plan on leaving after graduation. They move to states that have more career and job opportunities. He explained that the governor and legislature need to do more to fund education in Arizona. “I hope you remember, I will not cut another dollar, not another nickel and not another penny from K-12 education,” he said. “We have to reinvest in Arizona.”

Duval also announced that when he is elected he will commission an independent ethics commission to ensure that state government is operated transparently and ethically. He also talked about his experiences working on both sides of the aisle when he worked for Governor Bruce Babbitt, the Clinton administration and as a member of the Arizona Board of Regents.

Mila Besich-Lira (415 Posts)

Mila Besich-Lira is a resident of Superior with two children. She volunteers for many local organizations. She is an experienced fundraiser and event planner for Copper Corridor Economic Development Coalition. She covers some of the area town councils and schools.


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