Katie Hobbs

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AG Brnovich calls for investigation on Katie Hobbs, E-Qual app systems down

PHOENIX — With the candidate filing deadline for 2022 just days away, candidates are scrambling to get last minute signatures to be on Arizona’s ballot. Republican Attorney General, and candidate for US Senate, Mark Brnovich asked the Cochise County attorney to investigate Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs’ office.
Arizona Capitol Times

Katie Hobbs revs-up campaign, releases economic plan

Katie Hobbs’ economic plan consists of tax credits, tax exemptions, a tax holiday, and permanently extending a child care assistance program that’s currently funded by one-time federal grants. In a press conference at Carpenters Local Union 1912, 4547 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, Thursday, the Secretary of State and Democratic candidate for governor said the measures will “ensure that ...

Judge declines Katie Hobbs request to block AG threats

PHOENIX — Editor's Note: The above video is from an earlier broadcast. A judge this week declined Secretary of State Katie Hobbs' request for an order blocking Arizona's attorney general from prosecuting her if she temporarily shuts down a candidate signature portal for a required update. Maricopa County Superior...

Katie Hobbs and Mark Brnovich face off in court over online signature gathering system for candidates

A dispute between two high-profile state officials that could affect political candidates and voters in upcoming elections is now in the hands of a judge. At issue is an online system that allows voters to sign candidates’ nominating petitions electronically, rather than on paper. Secretary of State Katie Hobbs plans to take it offline on March 11 so county elections officials can align voters with new boundaries for legislative and congressional districts. The new political districts also will affect precinct boundaries, which must be in place in time for local spring elections.

Katie Hobbs holds ASNAU town hall amidst concerns over voter security

On Monday, Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs invited the NAU community to join her in her first virtual town hall meeting held to address concerns over voter security before this year’s election cycle. Last month, Hobbs announced a joint effort with the #TrustedInfo initiative, a national education campaign...

Dispute between Katie Hobbs and Mark Brnovich over candidate-signing system escalates with threats, lawsuit

Secretary of State Katie Hobbs is suing Attorney General Mark Brnovich to stop him from threatening her with criminal charges for planning to take offline a system that allows voters to electronically sign candidate petitions. Hobbs is seeking both a preliminary and permanent injunction in Maricopa County Superior Court. However,...

Katie Hobbs takes Mark Brnovich to court over E-Qual threat

Secretary of State Katie Hobbs is going to court against Attorney General Mark Brnovich, asking a Maricopa County judge to bar him from bringing what she argues would be baseless criminal charges against her over a scheduled, temporary shutdown of the state’s online signature-gathering website for congressional and legislative candidates.

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs to host election education campaign, town halls

PHOENIX — Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs announced Tuesday she is joining a nationwide education campaign to build trust in election officials. Hobbs is part of the #TrustedInfo initiative, which is put together by the National Association of Secretaries of State and its nearly 40 members made up of Republican and Democrat chief election officials across the country.

Our momentum is growing’: Katie Hobbs far outraises her Democratic competitors for governor in 2021

Secretary of State Katie Hobbs announced Monday she had raised over $2.9 million entirely from donors for her campaign to become Arizona’s next governor. The Democrat did not put any of her own money into her treasury, according to the campaign. The donations came from nearly 20,000 people and most — more than 90% — were for $100 or less.