PHOENIX — 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.