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November 14, 2022
EMILY's List Congratulates Katie Hobbs on Her Election as Governor of Arizona
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates Katie Hobbs on her election as governor of Arizona. EMILY’s List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“After years of radical anti-choice leadership, the people of Arizona need a governor they can trust to get the state back on track and start restoring their freedoms. Katie Hobbs is that leader, and we know that she will continue the great work she has done as Arizona’s secretary of state in her new role as governor. EMILY’s List is thrilled to congratulate her on her victory today, and proud to have stood with her during this momentous campaign.”
Prior to running for office, Katie Hobbs was a social worker and served as chief compliance officer for one of the largest domestic violence shelters in the country. In 2010, Hobbs was elected to the Arizona state Legislature where she ultimately became Democratic Senate minority leader. In 2018, Hobbs ran for Arizona secretary of state and flipped the seat from red to blue. As secretary of state, Hobbs defended the integrity of Arizona’s electoral system against Trump-led efforts to undermine the 2020 election.
EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, works to elect Democratic pro-choice women up and down the ballot and across the country with a goal of fighting for our rights and our communities. Our work is centered around a fundamental vision: Run. Win. Change the World. EMILY’s List has raised over $700 million in service to that vision and has helped Democratic women win competitive elections by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running one of the largest independent expenditure campaigns for Democrats, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country's first woman as vice president, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,400 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILY’s List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Visit www.emilyslist.org for more information.