Secretary of State
Katie Hobbs has led a life of service. Beginning as a volunteer at her church and continuing with her job as a social worker and chief compliance officer at one of the largest domestic violence centers in the U.S., the focus of her life has been to help others to gain safety and security, to be heard, and to create a better life for themselves.
Sambo "Bo" Dul
State Election Director
Bo joined the Secretary of State’s office as the State Elections Director in January 2019. Before that she was a partner in the Political Law Group at Perkins Coie LLP, where she focused on election/voting rights litigation and anti-corruption compliance/investigations. Bo grew up in Tempe and after graduating from ASU, earned a Master’s in Public Affairs from Princeton University and Juris Doctorate from New York University School of Law.
Deputy State Election Director
Janine Petty began her career with Yavapai County Government in 1997. In 2006, she began working for the Voter Registration Department and within a few short years was selected as the Warehouse Manager for the Elections Department. Janine was promoted to the Elections Database Programmer and was later appointed as the Register of Voters for Yavapai County.
Campaign Finance Supervisor
I joined the Arizona Secretary of State’s staff as Campaign Finance Supervisor in June of 2016 after spending 16+ years with the Arkansas Ethics Commission, where I previously served as Director of Compliance and Fiscal Officer. On a personal note, my husband and I have a daughter, who is an astrophysics grad student at the U of A. We live in Gilbert with our Australian Kelpie, Scotty.
Reynaldo Valenzuela Jr.
Maricopa County Elections Director
Rey has been working in the field of elections for three decades and for the past 28 years, with the Maricopa County Elections Department. In April of 2017 he was appointed as the Director of Elections for Maricopa County – which is the third largest county in the United States and presently services over 2.2 million registered voters; with 1.6 million of those voters on a Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL).
Maggie Ollove designs innovative services with a human-centered approach. In her current work at the Center for Civic Design, Maggie leads research about how voters get informed and transforming election procedures for state and local election offices. Previously she worked to solve the challenge of child care for low-income families by co-founding Gma Village - a service that builds relationships between grandmothers and parents to exchange child care.
U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Commissioner
Thomas Hicks was nominated by President Barack H. Obama and confirmed by unanimous consent of the United States Senate on December 16, 2014 to serve on the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). He has served as chairman of the commission for two terms.
Commissioner Hicks has focused his efforts on voter access. Under his leadership, the EAC developed a pocket-sized voter card that serves as a guide on voting rights for voters with disabilities.
Senior Staff Advocate
Renaldo Fowler, African American Conference on Disabilities Co-founder. Renaldo is a Senior Staff Advocate with the Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL) where he has been employed since 1984. Renaldo joined ACDL following his graduation from Arizona State University and has worked in the disability field for the past 35 years. Presently, he is working extensively with laws affecting students with disabilities within the educational system.
SABE GoVoter Project Administrative Assistant & SWI Operational Mananger
Juliana Huereña has a Bachelor’s Degree in General Studies from Northern Arizona University, with a Minor in Business Management and a focus in English and a Bachelor’s degree in Music from Arizona State University.
Juliana has been a Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) National Advisor and project support since 2011. Juliana is on the SABE GoVoter Project in collaboration with NDRN as an Administrative Assistant.
SABE GoVoter Project & SARTAC Project Director
Teresa Moore is the Director of the SABE GoVoter Project and the Director of the SARTAC Project. She has over 23 years’ experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities. Teresa received a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Arizona State University, LodeStar Program.
Jesus Cisneros was born and raised in San Diego, California. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) with a double major in Philosophy and Political Science. Upon graduating he began working as deputy director for a political action committee and spent three years in that role. He joined Inspire U.S. last August with the intention of sharing his passion for civic engagement with younger generations.
Joseph A. Kanefield
Chief Deputy/Chief of Staff
Joseph A. Kanefield serves as Chief Deputy/Chief of Staff under Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich. Before joining the Attorney General’s office in 2019, Joe was a partner at the national law firm Ballard Spahr where his government-centric practice focused on election and campaign finance law, constitutional law, civil and appellate litigation, government relations, public-private partnerships, procurement, administrative law, gaming, consumer, and state and local tax matters.
Mary R. O'Grady
Partner at Osborn Maledon
Mary R. O'Grady is a partner at Osborn Maledon where she works on civil litigation and appeals, with an emphasis on public law issues. She has extensive experience in redistricting, campaign finance law, voting rights issues and general election law. Mary represented the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission this past decade, advising on all aspects of the redistricting process and defending the Commission in litigation in state and federal courts.
Senior Legislative Associate
Megan serves as a liaison between county governments and the variety of different agencies with which they interact including the Arizona Legislature, state executive agencies, Congress, and other agencies and offices of the federal government.
Shelby Hines is a Solution Engineer in the Esri Colorado Regional Office with the State and Local Government practice and supports cities and counties in leveraging ArcGIS across departments. Her background is in GIS for emergency management and she spent 10 years supporting FEMA projects and programs, both as a consultant and more recently as a Mitigation Planner with FEMA Region 8. Shelby holds a Master of Science in GIS from the University of Denver.