State Sen. Steve Hobbs,
State Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, today 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.”
Hitting a key campaign theme of job creation, Hobbs cites the recent debate over the debt ceiling and the federal deficit as evidence of a need for proven leadership 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.”
“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 was most recently re-elected in 2010 after a primary challenge and a well-funded attempt by the GOP to capture his seat. Hobbs serves as Chair of the influential Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance Committee and sits on Transportation, Early Learning & K-12 Education, and Agriculture & Rural Economic Development committees.
Hobbs learned the value of education and hard work when he went to school while holding down a full time job. Hobbs 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, Hobbs 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 serves 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, all of whom go to public school. They live in Hobbs’ childhood hometown of Lake Stevens.