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Hobbs Sworn In As Arizona Governor

  • Hobbs, who was previously the Arizona’s secretary of state was sworn in with a private ceremony that was live-streamed
  • Hobbs will replace Republican Gov. Doug Ducey, who has served in the position since 2015.
  • The state’s last Democratic governor was Janet Napolitano, who was in office until 2009 before serving in the Obama administration.
  • “Today marks a new chapter for Arizona,” Hobbs said. “As we look forward to a brighter future, I pledge that the needs of Arizonans – not partisan politics – will always come first.
  • Hobbs will have to govern while cooperating with an Arizona State Legislature that retains its Republican majority this session. Her swearing-in comes after a contentious election against Republican Kari Lake, who is currently appealing a judge’s ruling against her election contest.
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