Sen. Steve Hobbs, appointed Secretary of State, resigns from the Senate

Sen. Steve Hobbs, longtime chair of the Senate Transportation Committee and the second longest-tenured member of the Senate Democratic Caucus, officially resigned from the Senate on Monday, Nov. 22 and will assume his duties as Washington’s 16th Secretary of State on Tuesday. “Being elected to the Senate was the greatest honor and thrill of my life,” Hobbs said. “I can say without hesitation that I gave this job everything I have and I hope I left my district and this institution in a better place than when I arrived.” Hobbs, 51, was first elected to the Senate in 2006. During his tenure he worked to deliver a long list of transportation and capital construction projects to his Snohomish County legislative district, and ...

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