|Running for U.S. House, Michigan, District 14|
|General election||November 4, 2014|
|Michigan House of Representatives District 35|
|January 1, 2011-Present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Per diem||$10,800 yearly expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||3 terms|
|Bachelor's||Michigan State University, 1998|
|Master's||Michigan State University|
- 1 Committee assignments
- 2 Issues
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Campaign contributions
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
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.
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|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hobbs served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Tax Policy|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hobbs served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Tax Policy|
Hobbs' website highlights the following campaign themes:
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
Hobbs was endorsed by Representative Sander Levin. Levin said, "When elected to the U.S. House, Rudy will be a powerful advocate and a tireless fighter for the residents throughout the 14th District in Detroit and Oakland County. I look forward to actively supporting his campaign."
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.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 35, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Rudy Hobbs Incumbent||83%||43,993|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 35 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Rudy Hobbs Incumbent||57.3%||7,405|
|Jenifer Marlene Franklin||28.6%||3,693|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 35 General election (2010)|
|Rudy Hobbs (D)||28,279|
|Michael Weinenger (R)||3,932|
|Franklin Harden (G)||405|
More voting record details
- List of all of Rudy Hobbs’s roll call votes, bills introduced, and floor amendments from MichiganVotes.org (use site’s “advanced search” to narrow by date range, issue category and/or keyword).
Comprehensive donor information for Hobbs is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Hobbs raised a total of $130,057 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 1, 2013.
|Rudy Hobbs's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Michigan State House, District 35||$60,922|
|2010||Michigan State House, District 35||$69,135|
|Grand Total Raised||$130,057|
2012Hobbs won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hobbs raised a total of $60,922.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Rudy Hobbs's campaign in 2012|
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$4,355|
|Operating Engineers Local 324||$4,150|
|Michigan Association of Realtors||$2,150|
|Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$60,922|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Hobbs won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Hobbs raised a total of $69,135.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Rudy Hobbs's campaign in 2010|
|Michigan Auto Workers||$5,000|
|Michigan Education Association||$2,000|
|Michigan Health & Hospital Association||$1,000|
|Operating Engineers Local 324||$1,000|
|Miller Canfield Paddock & Stone||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$69,135|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State
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.
January 2011 - March 2012
Rudy Hobbs received a 12% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
Hobbs and his wife Dedra have three children.
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- Official campaign website
- Michigan Legislature - Representative Rudy Hobbs official government website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Michigan Votes - Rudy Hobbs
- Detroit Free Press, "Southfield State Rep. Rudy Hobbs to run for Peters' congressional seat," May 15, 2013
- "voterudyhobbs," Official Campaign Website
- Roll Call, "Sander Levin Picks Sides in Primary #MI14," May 22, 2013
- Michigan Department of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- Associated Press "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," Accessed August 7, 2012
- Follow the Money, "Hobbs, Rudy." Retrieved June 1, 2013.
- Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012
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