Phoenix  May 16 – The Magellan Strategies poll released today proves that Jeff DeWit is a serious contender for the office of State Treasurer. A successful CEO and Investment Professional with no political resume, who only began campaigning in February, is already neck and neck with two long-time politicians.

“This confirms what our campaign has been sensing, we are building great momentum and I couldn’t be more pleased,” stated DeWit. “Voters are looking for true fiscal conservative business leaders, who will protect our taxpayer dollars and I’m the candidate in this race that fits that bill. While I have a lot of work to do, I look forward to earning the trust and support of all Arizona voters.”

Jeff DeWit is a political newcomer and is running against two long-time politicians.  Mr. Hallman, who for much of 2013 was running for Governor and then decided to switch to the State Treasurer race, was previously an elected official for 12 years who is currently ranked by Americans for Prosperity as a “Champion of Big Government.”  The other, Mr. Pullen, has been involved in party politics for years and previously ran for the Mayor of Phoenix twice and lost. Both of Mr. DeWit’s opponents also supported the Obamacare Medicaid Expansion in Arizona, an issue that has not resonated well with Republican voters.


Poll results. If the Republican primary election for Treasurer were being held today for who whom would you vote if the candidates were Jeff DeWit, Randy Pullen, and Hugh Hallman?

Jeff DeWit                                  10.1%
Randy Pullen                              9.6%
Hugh Hallman                           12.2%
Undecided                                    68%


About Jeff DeWit: Jeff is a successful CEO/Investment Professional with over 21 years of experience. Jeff started in the financial business in 1992, becoming one of the youngest licensed Investment Executives with Smith Barney Shearson. He then traded on the exchange floor as one of the youngest full members of the CME and Chicago Board of Trade. In 1999 Jeff founded ECHOtrade, and served as CEO from their Phoenix headquarters for 14 years. His passion for finance and his 21 years of experience in minimizing risk while maximizing returns in the financial markets, are perfectly suited to the job of Treasurer. For more information about Jeff DeWit or his campaign for State Treasurer, please visit You can also follow campaign updates on Facebook at or on Twitter at @JeffDeWitAZ.


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