Governor-Elect Katie Hobbs
Governor-Elect Katie Hobbs is a battle-tested statewide leader who has dedicated her life to solving difficult challenges for Arizonans. A lifelong Arizonan, Katie grew up in a middle-class family in Tempe, attended some of the state’s best public universities, and she and her husband Pat raised their kids Sam and Hannah in Phoenix.
Starting as a kid who volunteered at church, Katie learned the value of service from her parents and her faith. After putting herself through college at Northern Arizona University and graduate school at Arizona State University, she immediately started as a social worker and her first job out of college was working with homeless youth in Phoenix.
She then went on to run one of the largest domestic abuse shelters in the country, providing critical resources to thousands of women suffering from domestic violence. As a social worker, she saw firsthand the devastating effects that poverty and lack of access to health care create so Katie decided to run for office herself to tackle the root of the problems that were causing people to end up in these situations in the first place.
In the legislature, Katie worked with two Republican governors to expand healthcare to over 500,000 Arizonans, tackle the growing opioid epidemic, and hold criminals accountable by clearing the state’s rape kit backlog. As Secretary of State during the 2020 election, Katie’s office conducted the safest and most secure election in Arizona’s history amid unprecedented challenges to our democracy.
Katie has never backed down from a tough fight, and she is ready to bring her strength and experience to the ninth floor and get the job done as the 24th Governor of Arizona.