Elected Experience: Steve Hobbs has served in the State Senate for 12 years, fighting to fully fund public education, grow the economy, address social and economic inequality – while promoting a civil dialogue and working across party lines to bring about bipartisan solutions.
Other Professional Experience: 29 years of service in the Army and National Guard; deployed to Kosovo and Iraq; currently serves as an Infantry Major in the National Guard.
Education: Steve worked his way through college, earning his AA from Everett Community College, followed by a BA and MPA, both from University of Washington.
Community Service: Rotary, American Legion, Nisei Veterans Committee.
Statement: Senator Steve Hobbs is a lifelong resident of Snohomish County, an Iraq War veteran, and public servant fighting for good jobs, fiscal responsibility, and protecting our most vulnerable. In Olympia, Steve stands up for public schools, small business, aerospace, agriculture, and effective, affordable transportation infrastructure. Steve proudly voted for the property tax cut effective in 2019.
Steve understands the value of hard work. He enlisted in the Army as a Private and rose to Major in the Infantry. Steve applies the same work ethic to his job as our Senator, working tirelessly to help local businesses thrive by promoting policy that fosters economic growth in our community.
In the State Senate, Steve established himself as a leader with a sensible voice. He understands that government doesn’t function properly when special interests, political ideologies, and partisan vitriol are placed above the best interest of the people. Steve’s ability to work with Democrats and Republicans has earned him broad bipartisan support. Every mayor in our district – Democrats and Republicans together– has endorsed him for re-election.
Steve and his wife Pam live in Lake Stevens with their three boys, the oldest of whom recently joined the National Guard.