Arizona Governor: Katie Hobbs (D)

November 15, 2022 by TWN Staff
Arizona Governor: Katie Hobbs (D)

About the State

Katie Hobbs grew up in Tempe, Arizona, in what she describes as, a hard-working middle class family that knows the value of a dollar and the dignity of hard work. She learned the value of service from her parents. Starting as a kid who volunteered at church, she has spent her entire life serving — and has never stopped.

She put herself through college at Northern Arizona University and graduate school at Arizona State University with a combination of work study and scholarships, and then immediately started as a social worker helping everyday Arizonans. Her first job out of college was working with homeless youth in Phoenix, and then she helped run one of the largest domestic abuse shelters in the country.


Hobbs decided to run for office, and she used her experience as a social worker to take on Arizona’s toughest challenges.


In the legislature, she worked with both parties to expand health care to over 500,000 Arizonans. She worked across the aisle to find new ways to tackle the growing opioid epidemic in Arizona. And she worked with a Republican governor to clear the state’s rape kit backlog and put sexual assault offenders in jail.


She became secretary of State in 2018. Under her leadership, the office was transformed. She modernized the office, fixed faulty and broken systems, and battled misinformation from foreign and domestic sources.

She lives in Phoenix with her husband, two kids, and their dog, Harley.

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