gov. doug ducey and beth castro, daughter of former

gov. doug ducey and beth castro, daughter of former gov. raul castro, listen to a mariachi performance during a memorial for the late governor at the state capitol on may 16, 2015.

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beth castro, the daughter of arizona's late gov. raul castro, will sit on the board of directors of the arizona-mexico commission.

gov. doug ducey, who has a fondness for the former governor's unlikely rise to the state's highest office, appointed beth to the unpaid post last week. she formerly worked as the ceo of the nogales-santa cruz county chamber of commerce, and remains active in education and economic issues, ducey's administration said. she raises money for student scholarships in her father's name.

in a statement, castro said she is excited to "continue the tradition of fostering" ties with mexico, the state's largest trading partner. ducey said her knowledge of the state's economic and cultural ties with mexico are a valuable et to the commission, a public-private organization that promotes trade, networking and information-sharing.

her father was arizona's only latino governor. he died in 2015 at the age of 98.

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