Katie Hobbs Spends Final Day of Statewide Tour Touting Plan to Improve Education and Visiting Rural Hospital

PHOENIX – Arizona Secretary of State and Democratic nominee for governor Katie Hobbs spent the final day of her Solutions Can’t Wait Tour traveling through Northern Arizona in back-to-back events that included the release of her education plan, a tour of Flagstaff Medical Center, and a canvass kickoff event with Mission for Arizona.

“Our Solutions Can’t Wait Tour through Northern Arizona was filled with so many beautiful and inspiring moments, where Arizonans from all backgrounds found unity in our shared values and our vision for a state where all of us can thrive,” Hobbs said. “Everywhere I went this weekend, there was another reminder of why this state and our democracy are worth fighting for, and as governor, I promise to do everything in my power to defend our home.”

In her official capacity, the Secretary of State traveled to the Winslow 9-11 Remembrance Garden on Sunday to pay tribute to the people who lost their lives on September 11. In her remarks, Sec. Hobbs gave her heartfelt condolences to those who lost someone on that tragic day and called on Arizonans to put aside their divisions as the nation mourns. She was joined by other elected officials and leaders including Winslow Mayor Roberta Cano, U.S. Congressman Tom O’Halleran, Navajo County Supervisors Fern Benally and Jesse Thompson (retired).

Hobbs returned to her alma mater, Northern Arizona University, to release her A Prepared Arizona plan to ensure Arizona’s students and teachers thrive. At the event, she was joined by teachers, students, and members of the Arizona Education Association’s Aspiring Educators group, discussing with them her plans to make the state the best place to live, work, and raise a family.

Hobbs kicked off the Mission for Arizona canvass launch, describing the importance of electing a governor who will defend reproductive health care and work with both sides of the aisle to deliver solutions for the state. During Hobbs’ speech, she thanked her former NAU professor, Phyllis Schiller, who showed up to the event to knock doors in support of her.

Later in the day, the Secretary of State visited the Flagstaff Medical Center to learn about what resources personnel at the standout rural hospital need to continue delivering lifesaving care to patients from across a large swath of Northern Arizona.