FOX 9's Adam Klepp spoke with Mayor Doug Nicholls and Councilman Mike Shelton
YUMA, Ariz. (KECY, KYMA) - Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs was publicly inaugurated Thursday at the state capitol.
Those in attendance included former Governor Doug Ducey, the family of John McCain, and U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema from Arizona.
“The people of Arizona gave me a clear directive, find common ground. Work with people, not political parties. And embrace the challenges there before us,” Hobbs said in her speech.
Also in attendance were members of Yuma’s city council.
Councilman Mike Shelton says he’s looking forward to the changes coming to the state government, not just with the governor’s seat.
“We in Yuma look forward to working with all of them, the Attorney General, Secretary of State, as well as the Governor. I’m sure we’re going to have a great partnership," Shelton said.
Mayor Doug Nicholls made the trip to the capitol as well, adding he has met with Governor Hobbs twice since the election.
“They were primarily on the border, just sharing the Yuma perspective on it. And culminating in an invitation for her to come and visit which she said she wants to do sooner rather than later,” Nicholls said.
Hobbs touched on immigration in her speech, saying she’s looking to Washington for solutions.
"To hold Washington accountable for our broken immigration system and its impact on our communities,” Hobbs said.
Newly elected state senator Brian Fernandez also was in attendance.
The new legislature will convene next week.