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Steve HobbsDEMDemocrat Secretary of State
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Steven Ryuma Hobbs (born February 12, 1970) is an American military officer and politician serving as the 16th Secretary of State of Washington since 2021. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as a member of the Washington State Senate, representing the 44th district from 2007 to 2021. In 2021, Governor Jay Inslee named Hobbs to succeed the departing Kim Wyman as Secretary of State of Washington; he is the first Democrat in the state to serve in the position since Victor Aloysius Meyers left it in 1965.

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Education6 - 6 of 4
U.S. Army Command and General Staff College
Graduated Military Science, Leadership and Operational Art
2017 - 2018
University of Washington Evans School
MPA Public Administration
2010 - 2011
University of Washington
BA Political Science
1992 - 1994
Everett Community College
1989 - 1992
Past Positions1 - 8 of 8
Secretary of State
State of Washington
2021 - Current
Washington State Senate
2007 - 2021
Vice President Pro Tempore
Washington State Senate
Facilities Manager
University of Washington
2005 - 2007
Lieutenant Colonel
Washington State Army National Guard
2005 - Current
United States Army
1996 - 2005
Loss Prevention
1987 - 1996
United States Army Reserves
1987 - 1996
Other Experience1 - 15 of 15
Board Member
2015 - Current
Board Member
Southeast Snohomish Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA)
Nisei Veterans Chapter of Seattle
Army Mutual Aid Association
Lake Stevens Rotary
American Legion
Air Force Mutual Aid Association
Former Member
Veterans' and Military Affairs Committee, Washington State Senate
Former Member
Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee, Washington State Senate
Former Member
Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee, Washington State Senate
Former Member
Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee, Washington State Senate
Former Member
Select Committee on Pension Policy, Washington State Senate
Former Member
Agriculture, Water, Trade & Economic Development Committee, Washington State Senate
Former Member
Agriculture and Rural Economic Development Committee, Washington State Senate
Former Member
Financial Institutions, Economic Development and Trade Committee, Washington State Senate