The Latest: Arizona Gov. Ducey, bipartisan group sworn in
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the inauguration of Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and other state officials (all times local):
Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and five other newly elected officials from both sides of the political aisle have been sworn in for new four-year terms.
The bipartisan ceremony Monday recognized gains that Democratic candidates made in what has long been considered a solidly red state.
Democrats Kathy Hoffman, Arizona’s new superintendent of public instruction, and Katie Hobbs, the new secretary of state, were sworn in alongside Ducey and Republicans Attorney General Mark Brnovich, Treasurer Kimberly Yee and State Mine Inspector Joe Hart.
Democratic Mayor Robert Uribe of Douglas served as master of ceremonies. He is a Ducey backer.
Republican Gov. Doug Ducey begins a second term with inaugural festivities at the state Capitol, accompanied by five other newly elected top state officials from both leading political parties as Arizona takes on a purple tint.
Democrat Mayor Robert Uribe of Douglas, Arizona was chosen to preside over the 10 a.m. Monday ceremony featuring a color guard, a native leader’s blessing and F-16 Fighting Falcons flown by the Arizona National Guard.
Also taking the oath of office will be incumbents Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Mine Inspector Joe Hart and new Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, Treasurer Kimberly Yee and Superintendent of Public instruction Kathy Hoffman. Hobbs and Hoffman are Democrats and the rest are Republicans.
All of the state officials sworn in with Ducey four years ago were Republicans.