In a multimillion-dollar discrimination complaint, a federal court jury decided that the Democratic frontrunner for governor of Arizona had a crucial role in terminating a black female aide after she complained about being paid less than her white male colleagues.
According to the reports, after concluding that she was discriminated against on the grounds of race and gender, an Arizona jury awarded a former state employee $2.75 million. Adams criticized Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (D.) for the termination, claiming Hobbs “looks utterly detached from people of color” while serving as minority leader in the state senate at the time.
“She appears to be completely isolated from people of color,” Adams says of Katie Hobbs, an Arizona State University student activist. Hobbs was suspended after refusing to talk to a group of African-Americans. “I think she’s always been uncomfortable with blacks,” Adams said of Hobbs.
Moreover, In Arizona’s Democratic gubernatorial race, Hobbs is the leader. After the verdict, Hobbs’ primary opponents slammed him, with former state legislator Aaron Lieberman calling the incident “abhorrent to all Arizonans.” “It should be intolerable from someone who aspires to serve,” Lieberman said of Katie Hobbs, the Democratic governor contender.
Furthermore, Hobbs beat Lieberman and company owner Marco Lopez by double digits in an OH Predictive Insights survey conducted weeks before the decision, receiving 40% of the vote. According to the study, 42% of people are still unsure about the issue.
Doug Ducey, the governor of Arizona, will not seek re-election owing to term restrictions. State Treasurer Kimberly Yee, former congressman Matt Salmon, and former local news reporter Kari Lake are Republican challengers.