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Arizona Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs names Assistant Sec. of State Allie Bones as chief of staff

Nov 22, 2022, 4:15 AM | Updated: 3:55 pm

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PHOENIX — Arizona Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs plans to keep a familiar face around, as she announced Monday the appointment of Allie Bones as her chief of staff.

Bones is the current assistant secretary of state under Hobbs and has been since the latter took office in 2019.

“I am humbled by the opportunity to serve Gov.-elect Hobbs and our great state in this role,” Bones said in a press release.

“As Arizonans face historic crises in our economy, health care access and education system, it’s more important than ever to come together and make our government work for everyone. I’m ready to join Gov.-elect Hobbs in reaching across the aisle as we get to work for the people of Arizona.”

Bones has aided the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office with overseeing elections, including the 2020 presidential election. She was also the vice chair of the Arizona Complete Count Committee regarding the 2020 census.

During this latest election cycle, Bones went on CNN to explain the process of overseeing the vote count in Arizona.

She was previously the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence’s CEO for 11 years after having worked in the Arizona Department of Economic Security.

Hobbs first met Bones in 2001.

“Her talent and extensive experience working across the aisle will be invaluable to my administration as we pursue ambitious plans that deliver real solutions for Arizonans,” Hobbs said in the release.

“Allie is undoubtedly the best person for this job, and I am excited to continue working together.”

Hobbs was projected to beat Kari Lake in the gubernatorial race to succeed Gov. Doug Ducey.

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Arizona Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs names Assistant Sec. of State Allie Bones as chief of staff