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Democrat Katie Hobbs takes office as Arizona governor

 

January 1, 2023



PHOENIX (AP) — Katie Hobbs took the oath of office Monday to become Arizona's 24th governor and the first Democrat to hold the office since 2009.

Hobbs was sworn in during a private ceremony at the state Capitol as she formally took over from Republican Doug Ducey. A public inauguration for the governor and others taking statewide offices is scheduled for Thursday.

Hobbs was surrounded by her parents, husband and two children as she placed her hand on a family Bible and took the oath of office in the lobby of the governor's office, according to a livestream of the event, which was not ope...



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