Katie Hobbs

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Katie Hobbs
Katie Hobbs by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Member of the Arizona Senate
from the 24th district
Assumed office
January 2013 (2013-Jan)
Preceded by Don Shooter
Member of the Arizona House of Representatives
from the 15th district
In office
January 2011 (2011-Jan) – January 2013 (2013-Jan)
Preceded by David Lujan
Succeeded by John Allen (redistricted)
Personal details
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Pat
Children Two
Residence Phoenix, Arizona
Alma mater Northern Arizona University (B.S.W.)
Arizona State University (M.S.W.)
Profession Social Worker
Website Official Website

Kathleen M. 'Katie' Hobbs is an American politician and state senator from Arizona, representing the 24th district; she was previously a state representative.

Personal life and education[edit]

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.[1]

Political career[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2]

On March 8, 2017, Hobbs announced she will run for Arizona Secretary of State.[3]


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