Steve Hobbs serves as the nation’s Secretary of State at the present time. The Secretary of State oversees the State Archives in addition to serving as the state’s chief elections officer, chief corporations officer, and chief officer for corporations.
The responsibilities of the position are stated in Article III, Section 17 of the Washington State Constitution and Chapter 43.07 RCW.
Who is Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs?
Steve Hobbs was born in Everett, Washington; his mother is of Japanese origin. Pam Hobbs and Hobbs have been married since 1995. They have three sons and live in Lake Stevens, Washington.
Hobbs is a military officer in the United States Armed Forces and a politician who has held the position of the 16th Secretary of State of Washington since the year 2021.
He was a member of the Democratic Party and had held positions in the Washington State Senate, where he was elected to represent the 44th district from 2007 to 2021.
Hobbs was chosen to represent Washington’s 44th Legislative District as a state senator in 2006.
He was a leading Democrat on the Transportation Committee and also served on the Agriculture, Water, and Rural Economic Development Committees, as well as the Financial Institutions & Insurance Committee.
The bipartisan Joint Transportation Committee, under Hobbs’ leadership, passed the transportation revenue package in 2015, which included a $16 billion investment in public infrastructure and permitted the voter-approved expansion of Sound Transit’s light rail system.
Hobbs started a campaign for the 2020 election after coming in fourth place in the 2016 Washington lieutenant governor race, however, he withdrew in mid-May 2020.
Washington Secretary of State Hobbs was appointed by Governor Jay Inslee to replace outgoing Secretary of State Kim Wyman; Hobbs assumed office on November 22, 2021.