Gov. Ducey visits Tucson school on 'Back To School Tour' - Tucson News Now

Gov. Ducey visits Tucson school on 'Back To School Tour'

Gov. Ducey speaks with kids at Kendricks Elementary School. (Source: Tucson News Now) Gov. Ducey speaks with kids at Kendricks Elementary School. (Source: Tucson News Now)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now/AP) -

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey wrapped up his second annual Back To School Tour with a visit to Hendricks Elementary School in the Flowing Wells District in Tucson on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

The highlight of the tour of the K-6 school was the question and answer session with student leaders.

They wanted to know how the governor got his start in politics and wanted advice on everything from leadership skills to how to speak to large crowds without getting nervous.

After the session, the governor took reporter questions.

Asked about bringing more jobs to Tucson and the rest of southern Arizona, the governor said there are things in the pipeline, though he would not elaborate.

"I will say that we've got a lot of visits out of state and specifically to California. When we go and talk to someone, they are leaving. They have made a decision to leave the states and those conversations have been very good. We've used the Super Bowl, the College Football National Championship and other major events to woo those companies," Ducey said.

When the school tour was over, the governor got good reviews.

"I really enjoyed Governor Ducey's visit. I think it was a great opportunity for everyone at the school. And I think for the student council it was good for them to meet an actual leader that can give them advice about what to do in their future if they decide to lead," said Kendricks Elementary School Student Council President Lena Stoltzfus. "I think his answers were really detailed and I think that he did a good job of answering the questions.  He gave us very thorough answers that we understood." 

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