Steven Ryuma Hobbs, an American politician and military officer who was born on February 12th, 1970, has been the 16th Secretary of State of Washington since 2021.
He previously represented the 44th district as a Democratic Party member in the Washington State Senate from 2007 to 2021. Governor Jay Inslee appointed Hobbs to succeed outgoing Secretary of State Kim Wyman in 2021.
In 2006, Hobbs was elected as a state senator representing Washington’s 44th Legislative District. He served as the top Democrat on the Transportation Committee, he also served on the Financial Institutions & Insurance Committee as well as the Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development Committee.
In 2015, Hobbs led the bipartisan Joint Transportation Committee in passing a transportation revenue package that brought a $16 billion investment to public infrastructure and authorized voter-approved Sound Transit light rail expansion.
After finishing fourth in the 2016 Washington lieutenant gubernatorial election, Hobbs announced a campaign for the 2020 election but withdrew in mid-May 2020.
Governor Jay Inslee named Hobbs to succeed the departing Kim Wyman as Secretary of State of Washington; Hobbs took office on November 22, 2021. Hobbs is running for the remainder of the term in the 2022 special election.
Steve Hobbs’ Wife: Who is Pam Hobbs?
Hobbs is currently married to Pam Hobbs, the beautiful couple who has been married since 1995 and resides in Lake Stevens, Washington with their three sons.