Michele Reagan

Jun 27, 2021

GOP candidate who lost in ’18 to run for governor

Republicans just got a fifth choice for governor. Steve Gaynor, who lost a race for secretary of state four years ago to Katie Hobbs, announced Friday he is now going after the top slot on the ballot.

Nov 25, 2019

The Breakdown: HOBB-ling toward 2020

The Arizona Secretary of State’s campaign finance websites are broken.

Nov 22, 2019

Campaign finance websites still broken as election 2020 nears

The 2020 election is a year away and the state’s campaign finance websites are broken.

Jul 19, 2019

Public corruption tough to prove without smoking gun

Ask any prosecutor what their favorite kinds of cases are, and you’d likely get a similar answer: public corruption.

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announces a lawsuit against the Arizona Board of Regents on Sept. 8. The suit alleges ABOR is not adhering to a constitutional requirement that tuition for residents attending state universities be “nearly as free as possible.” (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Jul 1, 2019

AG to appeal ruling on 2017 campaign finance overhaul

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich will appeal a ruling that parts of a campaign finance overhaul violated the Voter Protection Act by altering the state’s clean elections process.

Jun 24, 2019

Discontent with 2018 election brings slate of new voting laws

Amid lingering frustrations over the 2018 election – with Republican accusations that a Democrat in charge of ballots in Arizona’s most populous county had mucked up the process– a flurry of election-related bills were introduced this year.

Michele Reagan at her 2015 inauguration (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting)
Feb 25, 2019

Hobbs: Reagan staffers deleted public records

Former Secretary of State Michele Reagan and top staffers deleted public records before leaving office in January, according to the new Secretary of State, Katie Hobbs. Hobbs, a Democrat, alerted state attorneys of the issue on Feb. 14. The discovery arose while Hobbs’ staff attempted to fulfill a public records request, she wrote in an […]

Secretary of State-elect Katie Hobbs (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Dec 7, 2018

Hobbs not inclined to play governor when Ducey’s away

When Doug Ducey crosses state lines, it will be “Governor Katie Hobbs” to you.

Katie Hobbs
Nov 30, 2018

Political storms ahead for Dem elections head in red state

As the first Democrat to be elected as recorder in Maricopa County in decades, Adrian Fontes has also served as a punching bag for Republicans, for reasons both legitimate and political.

Nov 12, 2018

McSally concedes, congratulates Sinema for becoming first woman AZ senator

The latest batch of votes counted Monday put the U.S. Senate out of the reach of Republican Martha McSally and into the hands of an Arizona Democrat for the first time since 1994.

Katie Hobbs and Steve Gaynor
Nov 6, 2018

AP: Steve Gaynor Arizona’s next Secretary of State

Political newcomer Steve Gaynor rose to the top, and fast.

Oct 5, 2018

Elections chief candidates unknown across the state

Steve Gaynor and Katie Hobbs have one thing in common: They’re relative unknowns across the state as they make their bids to be Arizona’s next secretary of state