Katie Hobbs Meets With Community Leaders Across Arizona 

Hobbs kicks off general election focusing on solutions to Arizona’s most pressing challenges

PHOENIX – While her dangerous opponent Kari Lake spent the first days of the general election hobnobbing with the far-right at CPAC in Dallas, Secretary of State and Democratic nominee for Governor Katie Hobbs was hard at work on her multi-day Solutions Can’t Wait Tour across Arizona.

Hobbs met with local stakeholders and community leaders at the frontlines of some of Arizona’s toughest challenges: extreme attacks on reproductive freedoms, the crippling weight of soaring inflation, supply chain issues holding back the state’s critical economic role in commerce, the rapidly worsening water crisis, and the humanitarian crisis unfolding at the border.

“I’m focused on hearing from Arizonans and getting to work on real solutions to our toughest challenges,” Hobbs said. “Arizonans deserve a governor who looks out for them, and that’s exactly what I’m doing. Meanwhile, Kari Lake chose to hop on a plane and fly out-of-state to do what she does best: chasing the limelight and cozying up to fellow conspiracy theorists.”


Hobbs kicks off her Solutions Can’t Wait Tour on Friday with a meeting at the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Council Chambers. There, she met with SRPMIC President Martin Harvier and other tribal leaders about how the next governor can best assist their communities and collaborate on regional challenges.

Hobbs meets with Yuma County District 5 Supervisor Lynne Pancrazi, District 4 Supervisor Marco “Tony” Reyes, and former school board member Carol Smith at the Colorado River in Yuma, discussing what actions the state’s next governor can take to tackle the state’s worsening water crisis and get southern Arizona communities the resources they need.

Hobbs meets with a coalition of members from the local agriculture community. The roundtable, which featured JV Smith Companies CEO Vic Smith, discussed topics integral to the long-lasting success of Arizona’s agriculture community, such as current economic conditions and water supply.

Hobbs stands alongside Mayor Regina Romero and Planned Parenthood Arizona in Tucson to remind voters that reproductive health care is on the ballot in November. As part of her Bans Off Arizona plan, the Democratic nominee for governor promises to veto any restrictive and extreme measures on reproductive freedom.

Hobbs joins Mission for Arizona in their general election kickoff canvass to support Democrats up and down the ballot. The launch event was attended by more than 100 volunteers, underlining the large grassroots support Hobbs has at her side as she takes on extremist Lake.

Hobbs speaks with Santa Cruz County Sheriff David Hathaway at the Nogales border, discussing how Arizona’s next governor can be a full-fledged partner in addressing the complex border security issues and the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the region.

Hobbs takes part in a roundtable discussion in Nogales, engaging with local stakeholders of the city’s Port Authority. During the talk, Hobbs discussed how the next governor of Arizona can further amplify trade and business occurring in and passing through Nogales, which is split down the middle by the U.S.-Mexico border and houses the largest U.S. port of entry for produce.