Steve Hobbs (Washington politician)

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Steve Hobbs
Steve Hobbs.jpeg
Member of the Washington State Senate
from the 44th district
Assumed office
2007
Preceded by David Schmidt
Personal details
Born (1970-02-12) February 12, 1970 (age 47)
Everett, Washington, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Pam Hobbs (m. 1995)
Children 3 sons
Residence Lake Stevens, Washington
Alma mater Everett Community College
University of Washington
Website Official
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Unit Washington Army National Guard

Steve Hobbs (born February 12, 1970) is a Washington State politician of the Democratic Party representing the 44th Legislative District in the Washington State Senate. In 2016, Hobbs was an unsuccessful candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Washington, ultimately losing the primary to fellow Democrat Cyrus Habib.

In addition to his public service in the Washington State Legislature, he has been serving in the Washington Army National Guard since 2006 where he serves as Commander of Joint-Force Army National Guard Headquarters.

Hobbs, whose mother is of Japanese descent, was born in Everett, Washington.[1] Hobbs has been married to his wife, Pam Hobbs, since 1995. They reside in Lake Stevens, WA with their three sons: Gavin, Truman and Winston.

Political career[edit]

In 2006, Hobbs was elected as state senator representing Washington's 44th Legislative District.[2] He serves as the top Democrat on the Transportation Committee, he also serves on the Financial Institutions & Insurance Committee as well as the Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development Committee [3]

In 2015, Hobbs led the bipartisan Joint Transportation Committee in passing transportation revenue package brought a $16 billion investment to public infrastructure and authorized voter-approved Sound Transit Light Rail Expansion.[4]

Public Service Honors[3][edit]

  • 2014 President’s Appreciation Award, Dairy Federation
  • 2014 Certificate of Commendation, Washington Farm Bureau
  • 2014 Power of Choice Award, NARAL Pro-Choice Washington
  • 2014 Honorary Member of the Year, PSE
  • 2013 Legislator of the Year, Washington Low Income Housing Alliance
  • 2013 Proud Partner Award, Washington State Housing Finance Commission
  • 2013 Department of Defense Certificate of Appreciation
  • 2012 Housing Hero, Housing Consortium of Everett and Snohomish County
  • 2012 Legislative Recognition Award, Public School Employees of Washington
  • 2012 Bringing Washington Home Advocacy Award, Washington Low-Income Housing Alliance
  • 2011 Legislator of the Year, The Aerospace Futures Alliance
  • 2011 Matson Award, Association of Washington Business
  • 2010 Pioneer Educator
  • 2010 NAACP Distinguished Armed Services Award
  • 2010 Farm Bureau, Friend of Farm Bureau Award
  • 2010 WASA Region Certificate of Achievement
  • 2009 Housing Hero, Snohomish County Camano Association of Realtors
  • 2009 Certificate of Appreciation, American Legion 96 Snohomish County
  • 2008-2010 Legislator of the Year, Washington Association for Career and Technical Education
  • 2008 Legislator of the Year, Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs
  • 2007 Super Star Award, Washington State Skills Center
  • 2007-2009 Business Champion, Joint Snohomish County Chambers of Commerce
  • 2007-2008 Legislative Leadership Award, Statewide Poverty Action Network
  • Commanders Award, Disabled American Veterans Dept. of Washington

Military career[edit]

Hobbs enlisted in the US Army as private at the age of 17. He served two tours of duty in Kosovo and Iraq, respectively. During his time as an infantry officer, Hobbs took on many roles including:

  • Platoon leader during peacekeeping operations in Kosovo
  • Brigade Staff Officer for 1st Brigade—Armored Division
  • Executive Officer for Headquarters Company—1 -36 Infantry
  • Company Commander—Delta Company—2-34 Infantry
  • Security Officer—Anti-Terrorism Protection Cell—Multi-National Force Iraq

He is currently a major in the US Army National Guard where he is Commander of Joint Force Headquarters Washington Army National Guard.

Education[edit]

Hobbs has received an associate degree from Everett Community College. After completing his associate degree, he attended University of Washington, where he earned a bachelor's degree in political science and a Master's of Public Administration from the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stang, John (May 18, 2016), "The most diverse race in state history is for… Lieutenant Governor?", The Seattle Globalist 
  2. ^ a b "Senator Steve Hobbs". Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Sen. Steve Hobbs – Washington State Senate Democrats – Biography". sdc.wastateleg.org. Retrieved 2016-07-13. 
  4. ^ "WSDOT - Connecting Washington". www.wsdot.wa.gov. Retrieved 2016-07-13. 

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