Katie Hobbs

Governor of Arizona since 2023

Kathleen Marie "Katie" Hobbs (born December 28, 1969) is an American politician and social worker and the 24th and current governor of Arizona since 2023. Hobbs was the 21st secretary of State of Arizona from 2019 to 2023. She was an Arizona state senator representing the 24th district from 2013 to 2019. Hobbs was a Arizona state representative representing the 15th district from 2011 to 2013.

Katie Hobbs
Hobbs in February 2023
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 54)
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Patrick Goodman (m. 1996)
EducationNorthern Arizona University (BSW)
Arizona State University (MSW)
WebsiteGovernor Katie Hobbs

In June 2021, Hobbs announced her candidacy for governor 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

  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