Kathy Hoffman

File photo of Kathy Hoffman.

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman is now a mother.

Hoffman announced on Twitter Thursday that she and her husband welcomed their first child, Clara Emlyn Hoffman, this week.

“We are all healthy and so happy to be starting this amazing new chapter,” Hoffman wrote.

Hoffman said she'll be on maternity leave through the end of the year “welcoming my little one home and into the world."

Hoffman, a Democrat, faces a difficult re-election fight when she returns to work in 2022.

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