From a November 10, 2021, State of Washington press release.
Governor Jay Inslee today named Steve Hobbs as Washington Secretary of State.
Currently Hobbs serves as a Washington State Senator from Lake Stevens.
He 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 process; 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.