September 7, 2011 – U.S. Congressional candidate and current State Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, announcedkey endorsements from three leading advocates for higher education, health care and early learning.
“There are only a handful of people who truly understand the intersection of higher education policy, the needs of the workforce and how policies impact how students are able to succeed after graduation,” said Connie Niva, a former Everett City Councilmember and Port Commissioner who currently serves on the Washington State University Board of Regents.“Steve is one of those rare people who knows how to connect business and the raw talent from our universities through policy to create family-wage careers right here in our community.”
Niva is a founding member of the Board of the Center for Women and Democracy. She was recently awarded the League of Women Voters of Snohomish County Citizen Service Award and was named the Henry M. Jackson Citizen of the Year by the Everett Area Chamber of Commerce in 2003.
Hobbs has also received the support of two Senate colleagues, Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Kent, and former Sen. Claudia Kauffman, D-Auburn.
“In the 2011 legislative session, while most social programs were being cut by legislators, Sen. Hobbs and I drew a clear line to protect Apple Health for Kids. Without Sen. Hobbs’ leadership and dedication, nearly 2,600 children would have lost their health care coverage,” said Keiser, Chair of the Senate Health & Long-Term Care Committee. “Steve stood by our state’s most vulnerable citizens, children, in these tough economic times and never lost sight of who he was sent to Olympia to serve. We will be well served to have Senator Hobbs in Washington, D.C.”
Kauffman, a former colleague in the State Senate and member of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, also announced her support for Hobbs’ campaign for Congress.
To read more about Steve Hobbs campaign for Congress, please visit www.HobbsForCongress.com.