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Katie HobbsDEMDemocrat Governor
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AZResidence (state)

Kathleen Marie Hobbs (born December 28, 1969) is an American politician and social worker serving as the 24th governor of Arizona since 2023. She previously served as the 21st secretary of state of Arizona from 2019 to 2023. A member of the Democratic Party, Hobbs served in the Arizona Senate from 2013 to 2019 and in the Arizona House of Representatives from 2011 to 2013. Born and raised in Arizona, Hobbs holds degrees in social work from Northern Arizona University and Arizona State University. She specialized in domestic violence and worked for one of the nation's largest domestic violence centers. Inspired to run for office by her involvement with Emerge Arizona, Hobbs was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010 and to the Arizona Senate in 2012. She served as Senate minority leader from 2015 to 2019 and was elected secretary of state of Arizona in 2018. Hobbs won the 2022 Arizona gubernatorial election, narrowly defeating Republican nominee Kari Lake. She became Arizona's fifth female governor on January 2, 2023.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
Northern Arizona University
Bachelor of Social Work social work
Arizona State University
Master of Social Work social work
Seton Catholic Preparatory High School
Past Positions1 - 8 of 8
State of Arizona
2023 - Current
Secretary of State
State of Arizona
2019 - 2023
Minority Leader
Arizona State Senate
2015 - 2019
Arizona State Senate
2013 - 2019
Arizona State House of Representatives
2011 - 2013
Adjunct Faculty
Social Work, Arizona State University
Adjunct Faculty
Social and Behavioral Sciences, Paradise Valley Community College
Director of Government Relations
Sojourner Center
Other Experience1 - 16 of 16
Executive Director
Emerge Arizona
Political Leaders Fellowship Program, Center for Progressive Leadership
Political Training Program, Emerge Arizona
Valley Leadership's Leadership Institute
Board Member
Political Action for Candidate Election, Arizona Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers
Maricopa County Merit System Commission
Phoenix Human Services Commission
Phoenix Women's Commission
Former Chair
Arizona District 15 Democrats
Arizona Democratic Party
Former Member
Rules Committee, Arizona State Senate
Former Member
Health and Human Services Committee, Arizona State Senate
Former Member
Appropriations Committee, Arizona State Senate
Former Member
Legislative Council Committee, Arizona State Senate
Former Member
Joint Legislative Budget Committee [JLBC], Arizona State Senate
Former Member
Capital Review [JCCR] Committee, Arizona State Senate