Democrat Katie Hobbs left her position as governor of Arizona for almost a day (without providing any explanation). State Treasurer Kimberly Yee released a press release announcing that she will serve as interim governor for a short period of time.
Yee posted on Instead, she will wait for Hobbs to return to execute them.
While I am pleased to assume this position, I will refrain from appointing directors for the 13 agencies that currently have vacancies and will not call the Arizona Legislature into sessions to confirm them (...) That said, I hope that when the Governor returns to Arizona, Quickly appoint qualified directors to these important state agencies.
"I hope to see a quick resolution to this matter, so we can get the job done for Arizona taxpayers," Yee added to the message without elaborating. The reasons why Hobbs is leaving office are not yet known:
I have been notified that I will be serving as Acting Governor beginning later this evening until mid-morning tomorrow. Read my full statement below. pic.twitter.com/sSuiSCebk4
— Arizona Treasurer Kimberly Yee (@AZTreasurerYee) September 27, 2023