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Democrat to replace Wyman

Hobbs chosen as secretary of state


November 24, 2021

Sen. Steve Hobbs

OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee named a Lake Stevens Democrat to replace a Republican stepping down as secretary of state.

Sen. Steve Hobbs replaces Republican Kim Wyman in the statewide post that oversees elections, government records, and documents, as well as conducting other administrative duties in Washington.

Wyman resigned the post to take a job in the Biden Administration in Washington, D.C. Hobbs takes over the post on Nov. 22 and serves until a special election in November 2022.

"This is a tremendous honor and responsibility," Hobbs said. "There is nothing more sacred than the right to...

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