Katie Hobbs


Elected: Arizona’s 24th governor in 2022

Early Years: Born 1969, in Tempe, Arizona

Education:  Seton Catholic High School in Chandler, Arizona;  Northern Arizona University, where she received a bachelor's degree in social work; Arizona State University, where she received a master's degree in social work

Career: Hobbs has been a social worker since 1992. She specializes in domestic violence, mental health, and homelessness. Most recently, Hobbs was the chief compliance officer for Sojourner Center, one of the nation's largest domestic violence centers. She is an adjunct faculty member of social work at Paradise Valley Community College and Arizona State University.

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About Arizona  

Nickname: Grand Canyon State

Capital: Phoenix

Population: 6.8 million

Size: The state covers 113,990 square miles

Economic drivers: Manufacturing, copper mining, agriculture, cattle, cotton, tourism

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