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}}{{tnr}}'''Rudy Hobbs''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing [http://035.housedems.com/district-map District 35] since January 1, 2011.  He currently serves as the [[State House Minority Floor Leader|Minority Floor Leader]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''Rudy Hobbs''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing [http://035.housedems.com/district-map District 35] since January 1, 2011.  He currently serves as the [[State House Minority Floor Leader|Minority Floor Leader]]. Hobss announced his candidacy for [[Michigan's 14th congressional district elections, 2014|Michigan's 14th congressional district]] in May 2013.<ref>[http://www.freep.com/article/20130515/NEWS15/305150132/Southfield-state-senator-Rudy-Hobbs-run-Gary-Peters-Detroit-congressional-seat ''Detroit Free Press,'' "Southfield State Rep. Rudy Hobbs to run for Peters' congressional seat," May 15, 2013]</ref>
  
 
Hobbs is a teacher, and taught in the Detroit Public School system. He was elected to the Southfield School Board in 2004 and served for four years. Hobbs worked for Governor Jennifer M. Granholm’s administration as a policy adviser to Lieutenant Governor John Cherry, concentrating on statewide educational and economic reform. Most recently, Hobbs worked on behalf of Oakland and Macomb County residents as the District Director for U.S. Congressman Sander Levin.
 
Hobbs is a teacher, and taught in the Detroit Public School system. He was elected to the Southfield School Board in 2004 and served for four years. Hobbs worked for Governor Jennifer M. Granholm’s administration as a policy adviser to Lieutenant Governor John Cherry, concentrating on statewide educational and economic reform. Most recently, Hobbs worked on behalf of Oakland and Macomb County residents as the District Director for U.S. Congressman Sander Levin.
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Hobbs is running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|2014 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Michigan, 2014|Michigan's]] [[Michigan's 14th congressional district elections, 2014|14th District]]. The general election takes place on November 4, 2014.
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Revision as of 11:16, 16 May 2013

Rudy Hobbs
RudyHobbs.jpg
Current candidacy
Running for U.S. House, Michigan, District 14
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Michigan House of Representatives District 35
In office
January 1, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
Education
Bachelor'sMichigan State University, 1998
Master'sMichigan State University
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Rudy Hobbs is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 35 since January 1, 2011. He currently serves as the Minority Floor Leader. Hobss announced his candidacy for Michigan's 14th congressional district in May 2013.[1]

Hobbs is a teacher, and taught in the Detroit Public School system. He was elected to the Southfield School Board in 2004 and served for four years. Hobbs worked for Governor Jennifer M. Granholm’s administration as a policy adviser to Lieutenant Governor John Cherry, concentrating on statewide educational and economic reform. Most recently, Hobbs worked on behalf of Oakland and Macomb County residents as the District Director for U.S. Congressman Sander Levin.

Hobbs holds a degree in Elementary Education from Michigan State University, and a master’s degree in Education Administration from MSU.

Issues

Campaign themes

Hobbs' website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]

The Economy

  • Excerpt:"Michigan’s economic success will depend on lawmakers, labor and business leaders working collaboratively, attracting and developing new emerging industries, and retraining our workers for knowledge based jobs. Michigan’s goal should be simple: preserve Michigan jobs and put Michigan residents back to work."

Education

  • Excerpt:"Educational excellence is the key to a better economy and a better Michigan-at-large. The job market has evolved, and it has become increasingly imperative that our children are educationally prepared for a rapidly changing world. Other states have looked at education reform in a comprehensive way, and it is time that Michigan does the same."

Community

  • Excerpt:"Michigan needs to thrive with safe, walkable neighborhoods for young families to live in. But many Michigan communities are struggling to stay afloat. Right now, municipalities need the proper support and funding to protect the well-being of Michigan citizens at the local level. The State Legislature must play an effective and appropriate role to strengthen the economic health Michigan’s cities, villages and townships."

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hobbs served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Energy and Technology
Government Operations, Vice-chair

Elections

2014

See also: Michigan's 14th congressional district elections, 2014

Hobbs is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House, representing Michigan's 14th District. The general election takes place on November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hobbs won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 35. He defeated Jenifer Marlene Franklin, Charles Roddis and Howard Worthy in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Timothy C. Sulowski (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 35, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRudy Hobbs Incumbent 83% 43,993
     Republican Timothy Sulowski 17% 8,989
Total Votes 52,982


Michigan House of Representatives, District 35 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRudy Hobbs Incumbent 57.3% 7,405
Jenifer Marlene Franklin 28.6% 3,693
Howard Worthy 9.2% 1,193
Charles Roddis 4.9% 630
Total Votes 12,921

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hobbs won election to the District 36 Seat in 2010. He defeated Eric Coleman in the August 3 Democratic primary. He defeated Michael Weinenger (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 35 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rudy Hobbs (D) 28,279
Michael Weinenger (R) 3,932
Franklin Harden (G) 405

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Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Hobbs raised $69,135 in contributions. [5]

His two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Michigan Auto Workers $5,000
Michigan Education Association $2,000

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hobbs served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hobbs served on these committees:

  • Tax Policy
  • Education

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Contact

Rep. Rudy Hobbs
N799 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
Phone: (517) 373-1788
rudyhobbs@house.mi.gov

Scorecards

Tea Party Scorecard

The Independent Tea Party Patriots, a Michigan Tea Party group, grades the votes of this and every other Michigan legislator on “core tea party issues” in a regularly-updated scorecard. 100% is considered an ideal rating.[6]

January 2011 - March 2012

Rudy Hobbs received a 12% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[6]

Personal

Hobbs and his wife Dedra have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Vincent Gregory (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 34
2011–present
Succeeded by
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