Katie Hobbs

Katie Hobbs addresses supporters Tuesday morning after it became clear that there was no path to victory for her Republican foe.

PHOENIX — Governor-elect Katie Hobbs laid out her priorities for the next four years, promising to work with the Republican-controlled Legislature to solve problems — but with a political warning to those who choose a different path.

"Republicans and Democrats will have an open door to my office so we can get to work, find bipartisan compromise and deliver for the people of Arizona," Hobbs said in a victory speech Tuesday to supporters. She is the first Democrat to be the state's chief executive since early 2009 when Janet Napolitano, who also faced having to deal with Republicans running the House and Senate, left to take a job in the Obama administration.

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