Governor Inslee Names Steve Hobbs Secretary of State
OLYMPIA -- Gov. Jay Inslee today named Steve Hobbs as Washington Secretary of State. Hobbs replaces Kim Wyman who is vacating the position to take a role with the Biden administration.
"Steve is a dedicated public servant. He has a strong national security perspective from his work in the Army and National Guard. His experience in cyber-security will be crucial as election systems around the country continue to face threats," Inslee said.
The Washington Secretary of State preserves the integrity of elections in Washington state; safeguards vital government records, documents, publications, and processes; provides the business community and public with easy access to information about corporations and charities, and performs public outreach to improve civic knowledge and participation.
Inslee’s appointment of Hobbs is effective Monday, November 22nd, and will run in a statewide special election in November 2022 to complete the last two years of the secretary of state’s term.
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