Steve Hofbauer

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Steven D. "Steve" Hofbauer
Mayor of Palmdale, California
Assumed office
December 2018
Preceded byJim Ledford
Personal details
Political partyRepublican
SpouseBarbara Hofbauer
ResidencePalmdale, California
OccupationSenior Fire Inspector, politician

Steven D. "Steve" Hofbauer is an American politician and former senior Fire Inspector from California. Hofbauer is the mayor of Palmdale, California.


Hofbauer attended Pierce College, Los Angeles Valley College, UCLA Extension, California State University, Los Angeles, and other colleges.[1]


Since 1980, Hofbauer started his paramedic career with Los Angeles Fire Department. Hofbauer is a former senior Fire Inspector, licensed EMT and paramedic. He served multiple tours of duty as a Medical Team Leader with the L.A. County Disaster Medical Assistance Team. He received highly specialized training as a member of the elite National Medical Response Team, a unit of the US Public Health Service, trained to treat victims of industrial, nuclear or chemical accidents, or terrorist acts involving Weapons of Mass Destruction. [1]

In 1990, he became a Palmdale Planning Commissioner. In 2003, Hofbauer became a member of the city council for Palmdale, California.[2] On November 6, 2018, he was elected mayor of Palmdale, defeating Jim Ledford and V. Jesse Smith with 44.3% of the votes. A Republican, he was sworn in as mayor on December 11, 2018.[1][3][4][5][6]


Personal life[edit]

Hofbauer and his wife, Barbara, have two children. Hofbauer and his family live in Palmdale.[1]

In July 2022, Hofbauer was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles Thursday to undergo tests for an auto-immune disorder, after spending two days at Antelope Valley Hospital.[9]


  1. ^ a b c d "Steven D. Hofbauer". Retrieved June 20, 2020.
  2. ^ "Palmdale City Officials". Retrieved June 20, 2020.
  3. ^ "Palmdale elects new mayor, other election results of interest to AV voters". November 7, 2020. Retrieved June 20, 2020.
  4. ^ "Voters elect new Palmdale mayor". November 8, 2018. Retrieved June 20, 2020.
  5. ^ "November 6th, 2018 Election Day". Retrieved June 20, 2020.
  6. ^ "Hofbauer sworn in as mayor". December 13, 2018. Retrieved June 20, 2020.
  7. ^ Regalado, Jeannette (May 27, 1994). "Ceremony Recognizes Community Protectors : Awards: Civic leaders and family members celebrate the bravery of public servants who went beyond the call of duty". Retrieved June 20, 2020.(Required paid subscription)
  8. ^ "2018 Valor Awards Ceremony Features Exceptional Heroism". May 31, 2018. Retrieved June 20, 2020.
  9. ^ Palmdale mayor Steve Hofbauer undergoing tests at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Accessed October 26, 2022.

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