State Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, wasted no time in announcing his candidacy in the new 1st Congressional District, which includes most of Whatcom County outside Bellingham.
“I am the only candidate with a strong track record of appealing to liberal, moderate, and conservative voters,” Hobbs said in a press release. “As a life-long resident of the 1st Congressional District, I live the hometown values voters want to see in their representative.
“These are people who are more concerned with making ends meet than the partisan bickering going on right now in Washington, D.C. They are the same hard working, independent people who I have represented and who I hope to represent in the other Washington.
“I’m going to work hard to meet as many people as I can during the campaign because it will help me represent Washington voters better. I look forward to running a vigorous, spirited campaign for this seat representing the people of Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and King Counties, and in my own hometown of Lake Stevens.”
Steve Hobbs was elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2010 to the Washington State Senate in a district that he describes as similar to the new 1st Congressional District, with a balance of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents.
He also says he is an Army National Guard officer who has served in Kosovo and Afghanistan Iraq.