Watch: Gov. Katie Hobbs, others sworn in at 2023 inauguration ceremony
Jan 5, 2023, 9:50 AM | Updated: 12:24 pm
PHOENIX – Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs and other elected state officeholders are being publicly inaugurated in a ceremony at the state Capitol on Thursday morning.
The invitation-only event was being livestreamed beginning at 10 a.m.
Secretary of State Adrian Fontes, Treasurer Kimberly Yee, Attorney General Kris Mayes and Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne are also being inaugurated at the ceremony.
U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, former Govs. Doug Ducey, Jan Brewer and Fife Symington and Mesa Mayor John Giles were among those in attendance.
“Security will be very tight,” Arizona Department of Public Safety Director Col. Heston Silbert told KTAR News 92.3 FM on Wednesday.
“It’s a comprehensive security plan. … This is the day and age we live in. We have to be hypervigilant to ensure that the day is special for the governor and all of her people and all of the people who are coming,” he said.
A free speech zone was set up outside the fence, he added.
Hobbs, the state’s 24th governor and its fifth woman in charge, took over the job Monday, when power transferred under the state constitution in a private swearing-in ceremony.
KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Taylor Tasler, Shira Tanzer and the Associated Press contributed to this report.