According to the most recent campaign finance reports filed with the Arizona Secretary of State’s office, Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs has raised $3.69 million and spent $2.19 million between Jan. 1, 2021 and Mar. 31, 2022. Hobbs is currently ranked third in state-level donations in the 2022 election cycle.
Hobbs is a member of the Democratic Party and assumed office in 2019. In Arizona, the secretary of State is an elected position. Duties vary by state but are generally administrative in nature and may include recordkeeping, certification of state documents, and serving as chief election official. Hobbs’ current term ends in 2023. She is running for Governor of Arizona in 2022.
Hobbs’ reported campaign finance activity, by quarter (2017-2022)
Contributions to Hobbs
Of the $3,694,059 already reported in the 2022 election cycle, 2.36 percent came from the top 10 donors.
Top Donors to Hobbs (1/1/2021 – 3/31/2021)
|Rank||Total Amount||Donor Name||Donor Type|
|3.||$10,600.00||United Food & Commercial Workers Union of AZ Local 99||ENTITY|
|5.||$6,700.00||Penelope M Pestle||INDIVIDUAL|
|7.||$6,189.57||Internal Revenue Service||ENTITY|
|8.||$5,700.00||Richard B Usher||INDIVIDUAL|
Expenditures by Hobbs
On the expenditures side, Hobbs reported $2,192,498, with 6.20 percent of all spending going to the 10 payees topping this list.
Top Expenditures by Hobbs (1/1/2021 – 3/31/2021)
|Rank||Total Amount||Payee Name||Payee Type|
|1.||$639,300.00||Authentic Campaigns Inc||ENTITY|
|3.||$114,289.49||Internal Revenue Service Federal||ENTITY|
|6.||$67,000.00||The Money Wheel LLC||ENTITY|
|7.||$64,837.33||Saguaro Strategies LLC||ENTITY|
|8.||$62,617.00||Al Media LLC||ENTITY|
How donations to Hobbs compare to the same office in other states
Contributions vary widely among officeholders in the same role. A number of factors, including whether the position is appointed or elected, can influence donor activity. Here is how Hobbs compares to the 10 other state and commonwealth secretaries with campaign finance data available from Transparency USA in 2022:
Across the U.S., 27 secretaries of state are members of the Republican Party and 20 are members of the Democratic Party. Voters elect the secretary of state in 35 states, while they are appointed by either the governor or state legislature in the other 12. Alaska, Hawaii, and Utah do not have secretaries of state. In 2022, 27 states are holding elections for the position.
The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Arizona PACs submitted to the Arizona Secretary of State. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.
|Report Name||Report Due Date|
|2022 Post-Primary and Q3||10/15/2022|
|2022 Post-General and Q4||1/17/2023|