On this race: Elected Experience: Washington State Senate, 2006. Vice-chair of Financial Institutions & Insurance Committee. Early Learning & K-12 Education and Ways & Means committees.
Other Professional Experience: State Senator 2007-Present; Army National Guard 2005-Present; Facilities Manager, University of Washington 2005-2006; United States Army (Active) 1996-2005; Loss Prevention, Sears 1987-1996; United States Army Reserves 1987-1996.
Education: BA Degree in Political Science, University of Washington, 1994; AA Degree, Everett Community College, 1992; Graduated from Lake Stevens High School, 1988.
Community Service: Lake Stevens Rotary, American Legion, Nisei Veterans Chapter of Seattle, Southeast Snohomish YMCA Board Member, Army and Air Force Mutual Aid Association.
Statement: Steve Hobbs is a proven, tested leader. He grew up in Lake Stevens, worked his way through school and graduated from the University of Washington prior to entering the U.S. Army. Steve and his wife Pam live in Lake Stevens with their three young boys.
An Iraq War veteran, Steve rose through the ranks to serve as Captain. He knows what it's like to make bold and difficult decisions. Today, Senator Hobbs has built a well-deserved reputation as a leader we can trust and count on.
Steve recognizes that state government must exercise fiscal responsibility and live within its means. That's why he opposed repealing the voter approved I-960 and voted against raising taxes during these difficult times. An independent voice for us, Senator Hobbs will continue to fight for family wage jobs, a solid public school system, funding to reduce traffic congestion and road improvements on Highway 2 and Highway 9.
Recognized as a Legislative Business Champion by the Joint Snohomish County Chambers of Commerce, Steve has a broad base of community support. Steve is endorsed by the working men and women of the Building Trades Union, the Farm Bureau, local firefighters and local law enforcement.