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2 Top Aides To Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey Leaving For New Jobs

Associated Press | Matt York

  Two top aides to Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey are moving on.

Ducey’s office announced Thursday that Chief of Staff Daniel Scarpinato will join a Washington-based advertising and political consulting firm and that Deputy Chief of Staff Gretchen Conger is headed to Arkansas to serve as a senior adviser on Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ campaign for governor.

Both Scarpinato and Conger have served on Ducey’s staff since he took office in 2015.

Daniel Ruiz was named Ducey’s next chief of staff, the governor’s top aide managing his staff and agenda. Ruiz was previously the chief operating officer overseeing state agency operations.

Ducey, a Republican, was re-elected in 2018 to a second term. Term limits bar him from running for re-election in 2022.