|Member of the Arizona Senate
from the 24th district
|Preceded by||Don Shooter|
|Member of the Arizona House of Representatives
from the 15th district
January 2011 – January 2013
|Preceded by||David Lujan|
|Succeeded by||John Allen (redistricted)|
|Alma mater||Northern Arizona University (B.S.W.)
Arizona State University (M.S.W.)
Personal life and education
Hobbs earned her bachelor's degree in social work from Northern Arizona University and a master's degree in social work from Arizona State University; Hobbs has been a social worker since 1992, working on issues such as domestic violence, behavioral health, and homelessness. Hobbs is affiliated with the National Association of Social Workers, and is adjunct faculty at Paradise Valley Community College. Hobbs has a husband, Pat, and two children.
Hobbs was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010, and was then elected to the Arizona Senate in 2012. In the Senate, she serves as the Senate Minority Leader. Hobbs was inspired to run for office because she felt that the people she helped as a social worker weren't being heard by the government. She is particularly devoted to fighting domestic violence.
- "Katie Hobbs". Arizona State Senate. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
- Zepeda, Alyson (9 February 2011). "New lawmaker profile: Rep. Katie Hobbs, D-Phoenix". Arizona Capitol Times. Retrieved 5 September 2013.