Caitlin Sievers

Caitlin Sievers

Caitlin joined the Arizona Mirror in 2022 with almost 10 years of experience as a reporter and editor, holding local government leaders accountable from newsrooms across the West and Midwest. She's won statewide awards in Nebraska, Indiana and Wisconsin for reporting, photography and commentary.

Katie Hobbs is taking her top aides to the Governor’s Office

By: - December 12, 2022

Secretary of State and Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs is taking several of the top leaders from the Secretary of State’s Office with her to the governor’s office, her campaign announced Friday.  Murphy Hebert, currently the communications director at the Secretary of State’s Office, will follow Hobbs to the governor’s office to serve as her top spokeswoman.  […]

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New report highlights myriad issues with federal COVID relief spending in Arizona

By: - December 7, 2022

The distribution of billions of dollars of federal COVID-19 relief funds in Arizona, like many other states, was marred by fraud, mismanagement and lack of oversight, according to a new report issued last week by the Arizona Auditor General.  While the report didn’t uncover any bombshell new findings, it did bring together all in one […]

Hobbs’s office flagged election conspiracy tweets months before she launched her campaign, undercutting GOP claims

By: - December 6, 2022

Arizona Republicans are in an uproar over a request from the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office to censor two tweets in the immediate aftermath of the January 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of Donald Trump.  The Arizona Republican Party is calling for the attorney general to investigate what it claims might be […]

Hobbs and Ducey certified Arizona’s 2022 election results

By: - December 5, 2022

The state’s top officials on Monday certified the canvass of Arizona’s midterm election, after a dramatic runup to the certification in which one county had to be forced by court order to certify its own election results to send to the state.  Despite calls from some Republicans not to certify because of what they claim […]

Cochise County certifies election results after ordered to by a judge

By: - December 1, 2022

After being ordered to do so by a judge just 90 minutes earlier, the Cochise County Board of Supervisors voted Thursday afternoon to certify its election results.  Earlier Thursday, Pima County Superior Court Judge Casey McGinley ordered the supervisors to meet at 3:30 p.m. to certify the canvass of their county’s midterm election results after […]

Maricopa County certified the 2022 election amid controversy and complaints

By: - November 28, 2022

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors certified its 2022 election results Monday at the close of an acrimonious meeting full of yelling and interruptions from a crowd angry about the administration of the election and what they claimed was voter disenfranchisement.  The supervisors voted unanimously to certify the election at the end of a more […]

Maricopa County to respond to AG next week, plans to certify election on time

By: - November 22, 2022

Maricopa County will respond Monday to a letter from the Arizona Attorney General’s Office demanding details on Election Day problems, but county officials “will not be distracted from their statutory duty to prepare for the canvass,” an attorney for the county told the Arizona Mirror.  To comply with state law, the county must canvass and […]

Kris Mayes comes out ahead of Abe Hamadeh, recount triggered

By: - November 21, 2022

With nearly 2.6 million votes tallied in this month’s election, Kris Mayes has won the closest contest in Arizona history for statewide office, defeating Republican nominee Abe Hamadeh for attorney general by just 510 votes. But the lead isn’t the final word on the election: The narrow margin triggers an automatic recount under state law.  […]

Abe Hamadeh and Kris Mayes separated by just 143 votes in attorney general race

By: - November 17, 2022

Republican Abe Hamadeh, who trails by dozens of votes in the race for attorney general, is the only candidate endorsed by former President Donald Trump in a statewide contest that still had a chance to come out ahead.  Fellow Trump-endorsed Republicans Kari Lake and Mark Finchem have refused to concede in races for governor and […]

Tom Horne wins race for Arizona schools chief, ousting Kathy Hoffman

By: - November 17, 2022

Republican Tom Horne will be Arizona’s new superintendent of public instruction, emerging victorious from a contest with Democratic incumbent Kathy Hoffman that saw the lead change hands several times since Election Day.  As of Thursday afternoon, Horne had 50.2% of the vote to Hoffman’s 49.8%, with 9,014 votes separating them.  Under a new state law, […]

Maricopa County supervisors defend the 2022 election against public criticism

By: - November 16, 2022

Yelling, interruptions and scathing criticisms were hurled at the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Wednesday, during the board’s first meeting following a midterm election whose administration has been called into question locally and across the country.  Nearly two dozen spoke during the public comment portion of the Wednesday morning meeting, most of them there to […]

Katie Hobbs celebrates victory, Kari Lake does not concede

By: - November 15, 2022

Governor-elect Katie Hobbs walked into a crowded room of jubilant Democratic supporters Tuesday morning in Phoenix, to give a victory speech after a contentious race that she was not favored to win.  Meanwhile, her Republican opponent Kari Lake had not conceded the race and continued to criticize elections in Maricopa County, with Lake’s campaign even […]