Katie Hobbs is the elected Secretary of State for the state of Arizona.
The most common duty of the Secretary of State is to serve as the state’s chief elections official. In Arizona, the Secretary of State is ultimately responsible for the conduct of elections, including the enforcement of qualifying rules, oversight of financial regulation and establishment of Election Day procedures. This position is also responsible for administering all elections in the state as well as certifying the results of those elections. They also regulate lobbying and campaign finance.
This information can be found on the official Arizona Secretary of State website at https://azsos.gov/about-office.
Their website says:
The highest profile duty of the office is oversight and administration of secure and accurate elections. The Secretary of State serves as Chief Election Officer for the State. One of the goals of the office is to register more voters and encourage their active participation in elections. As part of elections administration, the office certifies: voting devices, election results, candidates and measures to the ballot, as well as the results of statewide elections.
In addition, we are the filing office for campaign finance and expenditure reports made by lobbyists.
Katie Hobbs also ran for Governor of Arizona in the 2022 Mid-term elections. You can see her official website at: https://katiehobbs.org/.
So it is true that not only was she the Secretary of State of Arizona, but she also participated in the state Governor election at the same time.
Additionally, people were calling for her to recuse herself from her duties of the Secretary of State, but she refused to do so. This included previous Secretaries of State from both Democratic and Republican parties. The interview with Katie Hobbs can be watched on CNN’s website at: