Katie Hobbs

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Katie Hobbs
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Hobbs in 2022
24th Governor of Arizona
Assumed office
January 2, 2023
Preceded byDoug Ducey
21st Secretary of State of Arizona
In office
January 7, 2019 – January 2, 2023
GovernorDoug Ducey
Preceded byMichele Reagan
Succeeded byAdrian Fontes
Minority Leader of the Arizona Senate
In office
January 5, 2015 – January 7, 2019
Preceded byAnna Tovar
Succeeded byDavid Bradley
Member of the Arizona Senate
from the 24th district
In office
January 7, 2013 – January 7, 2019
Preceded byDon Shooter
Succeeded byLela Alston
Member of the Arizona House of Representatives
from the 15th district
In office
January 3, 2011 – January 7, 2013
Preceded byDavid Lujan
Kyrsten Sinema
Succeeded byJohn Allen (redistricted)
Personal details
Kathleen Marie Hobbs

(1969-12-28) December 28, 1969 (age 53)
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Patrick Goodman (m. 1996)
EducationNorthern Arizona University (BSW)
Arizona State University (MSW)
WebsiteCampaign website

Kathleen M. Hobbs (born December 28, 1969) is an American politician and social worker who is the Governor of Arizona since 2023. She was the Secretary of State of Arizona from 2019 to 2023. She was an Arizona state senator representing the 24th district from 2013 to 2019 and an Arizona state representative representing the 15th district from 2011 to 2013.

In June 2021, Hobbs announced her candidacy for the Democratic Party nomination for Governor of Arizona in the 2022 election.[1] In August 2022, she won the nomination in the primaries.[2] She won the general election in November 2022, defeating former news anchor Kari Lake.

References[change | change source]

  1. Oxford, Andrew. "In spotlight of audit, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs announces run for Arizona governor". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved 2021-06-02.
  2. Arizona Primary Election Results at NPR