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.