Lake Stevens – Today the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 191 gave their sole endorsement to Steve Hobbs for Congress in the new 1st district vacated by Jay Inslee.
“These folks have been hit hardest by the downturn in the economy, and their faith that I am the candidate most likely to put more of them back to work faster is gratifying,” said Hobbs. “Nothing is more important than creating family-wage jobs for those struggling in our communities. Every new construction, public works, home building or remodeling job needs an electrical worker, which is why organizations like the IBEW are so important to our economy and why I’m proud to have their support.”
The IBEW Local 191 covers nine counties, including Snohomish, Skagit, and Whatcom. This is one of several major labor endorsements Hobbs has received in his campaign for Congress in the new 1st district, including one of the largest grassroots labor organizations in Washington, the Public School Employees of Washington/SEIU 1948, which has 26,000 members.
Unlike other candidates in the 1st district campaign, Hobbs has knit a broad base of support. Hobbs has support from the business community, labor organizations, tribes, veterans, women’s health care rights advocates, human rights advocates, social services advocates, and communities of color.
Steve Hobbs was elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2010 to the Washington State Senate in a district -- similar to the new 1st Congressional District -- that is politically balanced among Democrats, Republicans, and Independents.
In addition to his service in the Washington State Senate, Hobbs currently serves as an officer in the Washington Army National Guard and proudly served in Iraq and Kosovo. He and his wife Pam have three boys and currently live in Lake Stevens.
To learn more about Steve Hobbs’ campaign for U.S Congress, please visit www.HobbsForCongress.com, ‘like’ his campaign page on Facebook (Facebook.com/ElectHobbs), and follow his campaign on Twitter (@Hobbs4Congress).