Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, was selected this week to again serve as chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee. Hobbs also retained his roles on the Senate’s newly named Energy, Climate & Technology Committee and on the Financial Institutions, Economic Development & Trade Committees.

This is Hobbs’ second year as chair of Transportation. The Lake Stevens lawmaker was elected to a fourth term earlier this month and has served on the committee since 2014.

“I’m excited to get back to work for the people of Snohomish County and the state,” Hobbs said. “I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished so far, but we have a lot of work to do to create a truly 21st Century infrastructure. I’m honored to be able to continue our work toward that goal.”

Hobbs was one of the key architects of the state’s historic and comprehensive transportation investment package in 2015. He has worked to deliver numerous transportation investments throughout Snohomish County over the years including improvements to Centennial Trail in Lake Stevens, repairs to the sinking stretch of 35th Avenue in Mill Creek and money to relieve the congested Frontier Village intersection to name a few.

The 2019 Legislative session begins on Jan. 14.