Jeff DeWit

Jeff DeWit
43rd Treasurer of Arizona
Assumed office
January 5, 2015
Governor Doug Ducey
Preceded by Doug Ducey
Personal details
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Marina DeWit
Alma mater University of Southern California (B.S.)

Jeff DeWit is an American businessman and politician from the state of Arizona. A member of the Republican Party, DeWit became the State Treasurer of Arizona in 2015, succeeding Doug Ducey. DeWit has announced that he will not run for reelection in 2018.

Early life and education

DeWit received his degree in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Southern California, and began his career in 1992 at Smith Barney Shearson. In 1999, DeWit started a stock trading company called ECHOtrade, in which he served as CEO for over 14 years.[1]

Political career

Jeff DeWit with Governor Jan Brewer after winning the Republican primary for State Treasurer on August 26, 2014.
Jeff DeWit with his wife Marina speaking at a campaign rally for Donald Trump in Phoenix, Arizona.

In politics, DeWit has served as a Precinct Committeeman, State Committeeman, and has walked to gather signatures as well as distribute literature for other Republican candidates. He was also appointed by the Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party to serve on AZGOP Redistricting Committee.[1]

In 2014, he sought the office of Treasurer for the state of Arizona, a position being vacated by Doug Ducey, who instead ran for Governor of Arizona after serving for one term. DeWit won the August primary, defeating his opponents former Mayor Hugh Hallman and former state party Chairman Randy Pullen by a large margin. DeWit was unopposed in the general election, and was therefore the presumptive Treasurer of the State of Arizona.[2]

Currently, DeWit also serves as the chief operating officer of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's Presidential campaign.[3] DeWit has announced that he will not run for reelection at the end of his term as State Treasurer.[4]

Personal life

DeWit is 43 years old, currently residing in Peoria, Arizona[5] with his wife, Marina and his three daughters.[1] As a part of his election campaign, his family appeared in a music video parody of Frozen.[6]

Electoral history

Arizona Treasurer Republican Primary Election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jeff DeWit 215,892 45.00
Republican Hugh Hallman 155,775 32.47
Republican Randy Pullen 108,106 22.53
Arizona Treasurer Election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jeff DeWit 1,063,472 100.00


Political offices
Preceded by
Doug Ducey
State Treasurer of Arizona
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