Katie Hobbs Details Time Driving For Uber To Make Ends Meet
Hobbs: ‘Back in 2016, I did what I had to do for my family. And as your governor, I’ll do the same for yours.’
PHOENIX – Secretary of State and Democratic nominee for governor Katie Hobbs released the following video statement about her time driving for Uber to make ends meet:
Watch Sec. Hobbs’s full statement here
“Like many Arizonans, I did what I had to do to provide for my family,” Hobbs said. “It was hard to struggle financially, and I never wanted my kids to worry. But when you are a parent, you do whatever is necessary to put food on the table and pay the bills.”
“There are so many Arizonans who know exactly what that feels like – particularly right now,” she continued. “With costs rising on everything from gas to groceries to housing, I know firsthand how hard it is to make ends meet. That’s why when I put out my Affordable Arizona plan that will save parents money on school supplies and necessities like diapers, I know just how much those extra dollars mean to people. And when I’m governor, I’ll never forget that.”
Before running for office, Hobbs was a social worker and helped run one of the largest domestic violence shelters in the country. In 2010, like so many Arizonans, her home was foreclosed on. Phoenix was the fourth hardest hit city for foreclosures. In fact, 1 out of 16 properties in Arizona was foreclosed on during the Great Recession – the second highest rate in the entire country. Hobbs intimately understands the impacts of skyrocketing housing costs on Arizona families, and her personal experience deepens her commitment to ensuring other families never go through this hardship.
Hobbs, the only non-millionaire in the race, made it a central focus for her campaign to address the issues hitting everyday Arizonans the hardest because she knows firsthand what it’s like to live through those same circumstances. On top of her Affordable Arizona plan, which would cut income taxes for 800,000 Arizona families and eliminate sales taxes on essential items that working families use on a regular basis, Hobbs has also pledged to push for the state’s first law to crack down on price gouging and to ensure we crack down on those who commit fraud against Arizonans.