A candidate for Washington Secretary of State, State of Washington in the 2022 Washington Primary Election, Aug. 2
City: Lake Stevens, Washington
Education: Graduated from Lake Stevens High School in 1988. Received a master's of public administration and a bachelor of arts from the University of Washington.
Work experience: Has served in the U.S. Army and the National Guard for 30 years.
Political experience: Was appointed to secretary of state in November 2021. Served in the state Senate from 2007 to 2021.
Family: Married to Pam Hobbs. Has three children
Campaign contributions: Raised $539,649, as of Sept. 22, 2022. Contributors include the Washington State Democrats, the House Democratic Campaign Committee, the Washington Beverage Association, Microsoft and the Democratic Association of Secretaries of State, according to the Public Disclosure Commission.
Nonpartisan candidate Julie Anderson and incumbent Democratic Secretary of State Steve Hobbs participated in a one-hour debate on Oct. 23, 2022, in an event hosted by The Spokesman-Review, the League of Women Voters and KSPS at Gonzaga University. The debate was moderated by Spokesman-Review reporter Laurel Demkovich.
Candidates for the Washington Secretary of State’s Office Steve Hobbs and Julie Anderson discussed their expertise during a debate on Sunday at Gonzaga’s Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center.
The two candidates will face off Sunday in a debate hosted by the Spokesman-Review and the League of Women Voters. Both candidates will debate at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center at Gonzaga University.
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Democrat incumbent Steve Hobbs and nonpartisan Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson will face off in the general election this November after finishing in the top two in the primary election.
Before current Secretary Steve Hobbs was appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to take over for Kim Wyman, a Republican had served in the office since 1964.
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Nonpartisan candidate Julie Anderson received the second most votes, with 12.9%, followed by Republican Bob Hagglund with 12.4%. Republican state Sen. Keith Wagoner trailed close behind with 12.2% of the vote.
For those who liking waiting to the last minute to cast their ballots, here’s a look at the candidate field.