Sen. Hobbs’ office will remain open during his deployment

May 18, 2018
Courtesy of: Office of Sen. Steve Hobbs State Sen. Steve Hobbs will be deployed next month to Estonia as part of the Army’s Military Exchange Program. The Democratic served tours of duty in Afghanistan before returning home to Lake Stevens to be with his young family and serve his community. The senator’s filed office will remain open while he is on active duty, according to Jennifer Smolen, Hobbs’ legislative assistant who will be available to help residents of the 44th Legislative District. Constituents can reach the field office at 425-334-2092.

Military obligations will take state Sen. Steve Hobbs (D-Lake Stevens) away from his district next month when he is deployed to Estonia as part as part of the Army's Military Reserve Exchange Program.

The senator’s office will remain open while Hobbs fulfills his commitment as a member of the Washington National Guard. The senator’s legislative assistant, Jennifer Smolen, will fill in for the lawmaker during his absence to assist constituents in the 44th Legislative District.

"It is an honor to serve my country and our communities in Washington state," Hobbs said. "I am excited to take on this challenge and to build stronger relationships with our NATO allies."

Military Reserve Exchange Program is a coordinated international exchange program with NATO militaries to help develop cultural understanding, regional expertise and language proficiency and interoperability. Military members complete their annual training serving in duty assignments similar to their wartime assignments while gaining the understanding of the training, doctrine and operations of NATO alliance partners

Hobbs is a veteran of the conflicts in Iraq and Kosovo. He enlisted in the Army in 1987 and joined the National Guard in 2006.

Constituents can reach Hobbs' Lake Stevens office by calling (425) 334-2092.

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