From a Washington State Democrats news release.
Washington State Senator Steve Hobbs was selected chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee on Monday, November 13, 2017.
Since Democrat Manka Dhingra won her bid for a Washington state Senate seat in last Tuesday’s special election, the Democrats get to appoint chairpersons to Senate committees.
Hobbs has served as the lead Democrat on the Transportation Committee since 2014.
The Lake Stevens lawmaker was a key architect of the transportation infrastructure investment package and for years has delivered transportation improvement projects throughout Snohomish County.
“I’m humbled by this opportunity and excited to continue my work on behalf of Snohomish County and the entire state,” Hobbs said.
Hobbs will also continue serving on the Senate’s Financial Institutions & Insurance Committee as well as the Energy, Environment & Technology Committee.