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Gov. Ducey Visits Yuma, Meets With Ag and Econ. Development Leaders

Victor Calderón/KAWC

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey met with Yuma-area leaders in economic development and agriculture Thursday.

Ducey said his frequent visits to Yuma, where he meets with elected officials, local business owners, military and community leaders, make him a smarter and wiser governor.

During an ag roundtable, the issue of protecting water rights for Yuma County was discussed.

“I’m proud that Arizona is a fast growing state," Ducey said. "I’m certainly proud that Yuma is the leafy green capital of the world."

"There’s enough water for all of our people and (it) can support the growth we enjoy," he added. "What I want to make certain is that we’re doing the proper planning and policies so that that can continue into the future.”

The governor also spoke at a scouts honor lunch Thursday in Yuma.

Victor is originally from West Sacramento, California and has lived in Arizona for more than five years. He began his print journalism career in 2004 following his graduation from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Victor has been a reporter for the following daily newspapers: The Monterey County Herald, The Salinas Californian and the Reno Gazette-Journal, where he covered stories including agriculture, education and Latino community news. Victor has also served as a local editor for Patch, a national news organization with hyperlocal websites, in Carmichael, California in the Sacramento area. He also served as the editor for The New Vision, the newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, which includes Yuma and La Paz counties. Victor lives in Somerton. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and following most sports.
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