State Sen. Steve Hobbs announces for Inslee’s Congressional seat

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Steve Hobbs

State Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, Monday announced he will seek a seat in Congress. He currently represents Everett, Mill Creek, Lake Stevens, Snohomish, Marysville and unincorporated Snohomish County in the State Legislature.

“We need a representative in Congress who is focused on creating new, family-wage jobs,” Hobbs said.

Hobbs said that the recent debate over the debt ceiling and the federal deficit points to the need for a leader who is able to work across party lines. “We must create jobs, invest in our crumbling infrastructure and American businesses, and provide opportunities for our young people,” he said. “A lot of politicians think they know what’s on the minds of those they represent, but that is often untrue,” Hobbs said. “That’s why I intend to spend the next few months asking people across this district what they want from their next congressperson.”

Hobbs is currently serving his second term in the State Senate. He serves as Chair of the Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance Committee and sits on Transportation, Early Learning & K-12 Education, and Agriculture & Rural Economic Development committees.

He earned his associate’s degree from Everett Community College and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington. In 2011, he received a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Washington Evan’s School.

Before being elected to the State Senate, Steve served in the U.S. Army where he rose through the ranks from private to an infantry officer and served in Kosovo and later in Iraq. He currently is in the Washington Army National Guard and has been married to his wife Pam since 1995. Together they are raising three boys: Gavin, Truman, and Winston.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Mr. Hobbs:

    We had a long discussion during your last election cycle about a few issues you had voted on that we disagreed. You told me that I should keep an open mind and that you had a reason behind what you did. I gave you my number and asked you to call at your convenience; I was willing o keep an open mind. However, you never did. You should no ability to follow-up with a 10 minute phone call or even an email. Now, you want to represent me when you have shown to me that all you are is talk.
    Not only have you sold out your fellow Democrats you have sold out on the liberal agenda including choice. NO THANKS!

  2. I needed to prof read the above before posting (I’m blaming my poor grammar on th drugs I am taking to help my knee). Let me try it again:

    Mr. Hobbs:
    We had a long discussion during your last election cycle about a few issues you had voted on that we disagreed. You told me that I should keep an open mind and that you had a reason behind what you did. I gave you my number and asked you to call at your convenience; I was willing to keep an open mind. However, you never did. You showed no ability to follow-up with a 10 minute phone call or even an email. Now, you want to represent me? You have shown to me that all you are is talk.
    Not only have you sold out your fellow Democrats you have sold out on the liberal agenda including choice. NO THANKS!

  3. We need candidates who will lead and who have values that the residents of the 1st District can trust. I want a candidate that will not fight against government, but who supports and recognizes the value and dedication of or teachers, firefighters, EMTs, police, and other dedicated public servants. I do not think that Senator Hobbs will be/is/should be a leader for our State.

  4. My understanding is that Steve Hobbs does not live in the 1st district currently served by Jay Inslee. He is hoping that when district boundaries are redrawn this year (due to the 2010 census giving Washington an additional representative) that his home will end up in either the redrawn 1st district or the new 10th district.

    Until the redistricting takes place, I’m not going to pay much attention to him. He doesn’t even know who he will be running to represent.

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