Katie Hobbs

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Katie Hobbs
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21st Secretary of State of Arizona
Assumed office
January 7, 2019
Governor Doug Ducey
Preceded by Michele Reagan
Minority Leader of the Arizona Senate
In office
January 5, 2015 January 7, 2019
Preceded by Anna Tovar
Succeeded by David Bradley
Member of the Arizona Senate
from the 24th district
In office
January 7, 2013 January 7, 2019
Preceded by Don Shooter
Succeeded by Lela Alston
Member of the ArizonaHouseofRepresentatives
from the 15th district
In office
January 3, 2011 January 7, 2013
Preceded by David Lujan
Succeeded by John Allen (redistricted)
Personal details
Born (1969-12-28) December 28, 1969 (age 49)
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s)Pat
Children2
Education Northern Arizona University (BSW)
Arizona State University (MSW)
Website Government website

Kathleen M. Hobbs (born December 28, 1969) is an American politician, who is currently the Arizona Secretary of State. A Democrat, she was previously a state senator from Arizona, representing the 24th district, and a state representative.

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Arizona state of the United States of America

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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.

A bachelor's degree or baccalaureate is an undergraduate academic degree awarded by colleges and universities upon completion of a course of study lasting three to seven years. In some institutions and educational systems, some bachelor's degrees can only be taken as graduate or postgraduate degrees after a first degree has been completed. In countries with qualifications frameworks, bachelor's degrees are normally one of the major levels in the framework, although some qualifications titled bachelor's degrees may be at other levels and some qualifications with non-bachelor's titles may be classified as bachelor's degrees.

Social work academic discipline and profession

Social work is an academic discipline and profession that concerns itself with individuals, families, groups and communities in an effort to enhance social functioning and overall well-being. Social functioning is the way in which people perform their social roles, and the structural institutions that are provided to sustain them. Social work applies social sciences, such as sociology, psychology, political science, public health, community development, law, and economics, to engage with client systems, conduct assessments, and develop interventions to solve social and personal problems; and to bring about social change. Social work practice is often divided into micro-work, which involves working directly with individuals or small groups; and macro-work, which involves working with communities, and - within social policy - fostering change on a larger scale.

Northern Arizona University public research university located in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

Northern Arizona University (NAU) is a public research university with its main campus in Flagstaff, Arizona. Governed by the Arizona Board of Regents and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the university offers 158 baccalaureate and graduate degree programs.

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]

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is a professional organization of social workers in the United States. NASW has about 120,000 members. The NASW provides guidance, research, up to date information, advocacy, and other resources for its members and for social workers in general. Members of the NASW are also able to obtain malpractice insurance, members-only publications, discounts on other products and services, and continuing education.

Paradise Valley Community College 2-year community college in northeastern Phoenix, Arizona

Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) is a public community college in Phoenix, Arizona. A branch campus, PVCC at Black Mountain, opened in August 2009 in the far northern section of Scottsdale, Arizona to serve this rapidly growing area. It provides greater access for the communities of Cave Creek and Carefree.

State Legislature

Hobbs was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010, and was then elected to the Arizona Senate in 2012. Hobbs credits her interest in politics to Emerge Arizona, stating that she reluctantly applied to the Emerge Arizona and by the end was ready to run for office. [2] In the Senate, she serves as the Senate Minority Leader. [1] Hobbs was inspired to run for office by the people she assisted as a social worker believing they weren't being heard by the government. She advocates ending domestic violence. [3]

Arizona House of Representatives Lower house of U.S. state legislature

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Arizona Secretary of State

On March 8, 2017, Hobbs announced she would run for Arizona Secretary of State. [4] In the 2018 elections, she ran against local businessman Steve Gaynor in the contest. On November 6, 2018, the Associated Press prematurely called the race on election night for Gaynor, [5] despite 600,000 ballots left to count statewide. [6] Yet, Hobbs did not concede, [7] and neither did Gaynor claim victory. [8] In the days to come, Gaynor's lead narrowed as more and more ballots were counted. On November 16, 2018, Governor Doug Ducey congratulated Hobbs on winning the election [9] by a margin of 20,000 votes. [10]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Katie Hobbs". Arizona State Senate. Retrieved September 5, 2013.
  2. "Running Women Q&A: Katie Hobbs is Itching to Fight Voter Suppression". thestoryexchange.org. March 7, 2018.
  3. Zepeda, Alyson (February 9, 2011). "New lawmaker profile: Rep. Katie Hobbs, D-Phoenix". Arizona Capitol Times . Retrieved September 5, 2013.
  4. "Democratic state Sen. Katie Hobbs will seek to unseat Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan". azcentral.com.
  5. Forman, Carmen. "AP: Steve Gaynor Arizona's next Secretary of State – Arizona Capitol Times". azcapitoltimes.com. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  6. Star, Arizona Daily. "Arizona Election Results Roundup". Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  7. "Katie Hobbs on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  8. "Katie Hobbs, Steve Gaynor in dead heat to become Arizona's next secretary of state". azcentral. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  9. "Gov. Doug Ducey congratulates Katie Hobbs on winning Arizona secretary of state's race". azcentral. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  10. "Arizona Election Results". results.arizona.vote. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
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Arizona Senate
Preceded by
Anna Tovar
Minority Leader of the Arizona Senate
2015–2019
Succeeded by
David Bradley
Political offices
Preceded by
Michele Reagan
Secretary of State of Arizona
2019–present
Incumbent