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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.

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Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs is sworn into office on Inauguration Day at the state Capitol on Phoenix on Jan. 5, 2023. (KTAR News Photo/Jeremy Schnell) Arizona Secretary of State Adrian Fontes address a crowd on Inauguration Day at the state Capitol in Phoenix on Jan. 5, 2023. (KTAR News Photo/Jeremy Schnell) Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes speaks on Inauguration Day at the state Capitol in Phoenix on Jan. 5, 2023.(KTAR News Photo/Jeremy Schnell) Treasurer Kimberly Yee speaks after her swearing-in at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix on Inauguration Day on Jan. 5, 2023. (Screenshot via YouTube/Gov. Katie Hobbs Channel) Tom Horne speaks after his swearing-in as Arizona superintendent of public instruction on Inauguration Day at the state Capitol on Phoenix on Jan. 5, 2023. (Screenshot via YouTube Gov. Katie Katie Hobbs Channel) Inauguration Day at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix on Jan. 5, 2023. (KTAR News Photo/Taylor Tasler) The Arizona state Capitol on Inauguration Day in Phoenix, Jan. 5, 2023. (KTAR News Photo/Taylor Tasler) Protesters gather behind fencing at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix on Inauguration Day on Jan. 5, 2023. (KTAR News Photo/Taylor Tasler) Inauguration Day at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix on Jan. 5, 2023. (KTAR News Photo/Jeremy Schnell) Protective fencing was put in place at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix ahead of Inauguration Day on Jan. 5, 2023. (KTAR News Photo/Jim Cross)

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Watch: Gov. Katie Hobbs, others sworn in at 2023 inauguration ceremony