Katie Hobbs

Key Facts

Party Democrat
Status Challenger

Background

Secretary Hobbs has a Bachelor of Social Work from Northern Arizona University and a Master of Social Work from Arizona State University. She has been a professional social worker since 1992. Prior to being elected to the legislature, she worked in the areas of domestic violence, behavioral health, and homelessness.

Her professional experience includes working as Director of Government Relations for the Sojourner Center, a member of the adjunct faculty of Paradise Valley Community College’s social and behavioral sciences, and a social worker. She is a former volunteer for the Arizona Democratic Party and Chair of District 15 Democrats. She started her political career in 2011 serving on Government, Health and Human Services, and Transportation committees. She continued serving on various committees until 2018. Hobbs also served as state Senate minority leader from 2015 to 2019. In 2019, she assumed office for the Secretary of State.

Key Issues

Voting Restriction Laws

Intends to increase accessibility as well as protection to the right to vote and voting process.

Education

Increasing funding of schools and changing structures such as implementing smaller classroom sizes, quality teachers, and up-to-date schools.

Jobs

Sponsored legislation to give preference to in-state companies and petition against the massive corporate tax cuts and special interest giveaways. 

Endorsements

Hobbs is endorsed by Arizona Building and Construction Trades Council, Arizona Education Association, Arizona List, Arizona State AFL-CIO, Emerge America, Giffords, Human Rights Campaign, Let America Vote, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona, Sierra Club, Grand Canyon Chapter, Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, Stonewall Democrats of Arizona, and United Auto Workers.

Sources

https://azsos.gov/about-office/secretaries-since-statehood/katie-hobbs

https://ballotpedia.org/Katie_Hobbs_recall,_Arizona_Secretary_of_State_(2021)

https://www.katiehobbs.org/