Katie Hobbs

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Katie Hobbs
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Arizona State Senate District 24
In office
January 7, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$24,000/year
Per diem$35/day for the first 120 days of regular session and for special sessions and $10/day thereafter.
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Prior offices
Arizona House of Representatives District 15
Bachelor'sNorthern Arizona University, 1992
Master'sArizona State University, 1995
ProfessionSocial Worker
Office website
Campaign website
Katie Hobbs is a Democratic member of the Arizona State Senate, representing District 24. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Hobbs served in the Arizona House of Representatives, representing District 15 from 2011 to 2013. She is a former volunteer for the Arizona Democratic Party and Chair of District 15 Democrats.


Hobbs earned her B.A. in Social Work from Northern Arizona University in 1992 and her M.A. in Social Work from Arizona State University in 1995. Her professional experience includes working as director of government relations for the Sojourner Center, a member of the adjunct faculty of Paradise Valley Community College's Social and Behavioral Sciences, a social worker.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hobbs served on the following committees:

Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013
Government and Environment
Health and Human Services


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hobbs served on these committees:


Campaign themes


Hobbs's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Improving Arizona's schools
Excerpt: "Katie Hobbs believes in funding our schools, not cutting them. She knows that small classroom sizes, quality teachers, and up-to-date schools are the key to our children's future success."
  • Creating Jobs
Excerpt: "The key to Arizona's success is quality, sustainable jobs. That's why Katie sponsored legislation to give preference to in state companies (HB2680) and why she's voted against the Republicans' massive corporate tax cuts and special interest giveaways."
  • Equal opportunity for all
Excerpt: "Whether it's fighting against the GOP's attack on women or protecting the rights of all of Arizona's citizens, Katie understands the importance of equality."


Goldwater Institute

See also: Goldwater Institute's Legislative Report Card

The Goldwater Institute releases its "Legislative Report Card" annually for all Arizona legislators. This report card tracks how legislators voted on key votes and assigns them a letter grade based on how closely their votes agree with the Institute's positions. The primary values emphasized in the ratings are whether votes expand or restrict liberty.[2]


Hobbs received a score of 37 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of F+ according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was 8 higher than her score on the 2011 report card. Hobbs’s 37 in 2012 was tied for the 56th highest grade among all 60 Arizona State Representatives.[2]



See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2012

Hobbs won election in the 2012 election for Arizona State Senate District 24. She defeated Ken Cheuvront in the August 28, 2012, Democratic primary. She won the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Arizona State Senate, District 24, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKatie Hobbs 66.4% 38,142
     Republican Augustine "Auggie" Bartning 33.6% 19,326
Total Votes 57,468

Arizona State Senate, District 24 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKatie Hobbs 61.2% 7,234
Ken Cheuvront 38.8% 4,589
Total Votes 11,823


See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hobbs and Lela Alston won the August 24 primary. They then defeated Republicans Caroline B. Condit and Paul Yoder, Green Party candidate Luisa Evonne Valdez, and Independent Les White in the November 2 general election.[5][6]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 15 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Katie Hobbs (D) 15,885
Green check mark transparent.png Lela Alston (D) 15,167
Paul Yoder (R) 8,972
Caroline B. Condit (R) 8,424
Les White (I) 1,739
Luisa Evonne Valdez (G) 1,343
Arizona House of Representatives, District 15 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Katie Hobbs (D) 3,950
Green check mark transparent.png Lela Alston (D) 3,919
Ken Clark (D) 3,418

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hobbs is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Hobbs raised a total of $82,548 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[7]

Katie Hobbs's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arizona State Senate, District 24 Won $39,989
2010 Arizona State House, District 15 Won $42,559
Grand Total Raised $82,548


Hobbs won election to the Arizona State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Hobbs raised a total of $39,989.


Hobbs won election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Hobbs raised a total of $42,559.


Hobbs and her husband Pat have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Don Shooter (R)
Arizona State Senate, District 24
Succeeded by
Preceded by
David M. Lujan
Arizona House, District 15
Succeeded by