AZ Gubernatorial candidate, Katie Hobbs, receives endorsement from The Human Rights Campaign


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Katie Hobbs addresses some attendees at a downtown Phoenix event.

Annalisa Toni, Reporter

Arizona Secretary of State and Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Katie Hobbs, received an endorsement from the Human Rights Campaign on Friday.

Hobbs addressed the endorsement on her website and made clear her resolve and unwavering support of the LGBTQ+ community in Arizona.

“Arizona’s LGBTQ+ community is an integral part of our identity and it has been one of my utmost honors to advocate for their rights and needs – from my volunteer work with organizations like one•n•ten, all the way up to my time in the state legislature and as Secretary of State. Civil liberties are on the ballot this November, and as governor, I’ll make sure Arizona won’t go back to the dark ages.”

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is committed to the protection and freedom of the LGBTQ+ family and boasts of empowering more than 3 million members across the nation.

“Under Republican leadership, Arizona’s trans youth, and the greater LGBTQ+ community, have become a punching bag and prop for attempts to rile up and placate an extremist base,” said the Human Rights Campaign Arizona State Director, Bridget Sharpe. 

“Now, those same anti-equality extremists are nominees for every statewide office – led by Kari Lake who has openly mocked drag and has proliferated dangerous, discriminatory rhetoric against the LGBTQ+ community. We can trust Katie Hobbs to fight back against extremists. We can trust her to protect our democracy and defend the rights of all Arizonans. The choice is clear and that’s why the Human Rights Campaign is proud to endorse Katie Hobbs to be the next Governor of Arizona.”

Hobb’s GOP opponent, Kari Lake, has been under fire for her endorsement last week of widely reported antisemitic and LGBTQ bigot, Jarrin Jackson.

After several days, Lake rescinded the endorsement on Monday to a few local news organizations—but a spokesperson from the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Phoenix, reportedly said, it wasn’t enough.