Press ReleaseDecember 1, 2022

Job Creators Network Congratulates Arizona Governor Doug Ducey on Receiving The Thomas Jefferson Freedom Award

Washington, DC (December 1, 2022) — This week, Governor Doug Ducey received The Thomas Jefferson Freedom Award, joining fellow recipients such as Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush.

Alfredo Ortiz, president and CEO of Job Creators Network, released the following statement: 

“The Thomas Jefferson Freedom Award is given to those who exemplify core principles like free market values, small government, and individual liberty. Governor Ducey is certainly deserving of this award, and we thoroughly congratulate him on receiving it. Gov. Ducey signed the most expansive school choice legislation in the nation, opening Empowerment Scholarship Accounts to every K-12 student in the state. This is the gold standard for educational freedom in America. Gov. Ducey also showed his commitment to individual liberty and free market values during the pandemic. While many states held draconian lockdowns that decimated small businesses and local economies, Gov. Ducey prioritized safely reopening. Gov. Ducey’s tax cuts in Arizona allowed their economy to thrive and gave small businesses and entrepreneurs the ability to climb the economic ladder. This award is given annually to a public official who has established an exemplary record of advancing the fundamental Jeffersonian principles, Governor Doug Ducey is a fitting recipient.”