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Kathy Hoffman, is a speech-language pathologist who is running as the Democratic Candidate for the position of Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction. (October, 2018)

In this episode, Kathy, having no history of political office, openly shares why she is dedicating so much time to traveling around the state, plans to leave her school therapy position, how she gathered her team, and campaign funding.

This episode was initially recorded during the summer of 2018 when KATHY HOFFMAN, a speech language pathologist was campaigning in the democratic primary for the position of Arizona 2019 Democratic Candidate for ARIZONA SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION.

At the end of August, Kathy won the primary election with 52 percent of the vote against an experienced politician, David Schapira, and now it is October, and she is heading into the General Election in November against the Republican Candidate, Frank Riggs. This interview is not a campaign advertisement, but a candid and intimate chat with Kathy about her intentions and experience as she has been committing herself to public service in a big way!

This interview initially aired for the FB Group AZSLPeeps which is a closed social media group that Mai Ling moderates, connecting almost 500 Speech Language Pathologist and Assistants in Arizona.



  • “I like to talk to people extensively and have more meaningful conversations … as someone running for office, I have to push myself to talk to as many people as possible… It’s a bit of a shift.”
  • “You don’t fully realize everything you have to sacrifice when you’re running for public office.”





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Special thanks to Kathy Hoffman for joining us!





Music Credit: Scott Holmes Music Corporate-Business

Podcast Production: Porchlight Family Media



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