Primary Preview: Rudy Hobbs Wants to Represent Michigan's 14th District in the US House

July 30, 2014

By Travis Wright

"My first two years in the legislature, I was named legislator of the year four times ... because of the work I was able to do across the aisle to get legislation passed."

Four Democrats are competing to represent Michigan’s left-leaning 14th District in the United States Congress, including three prominent politicians in former Congressman Hansen Clark, Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence, and Michigan State Representative Rudy Hobbs.

Sometimes referred to as the “Super S District” after being controversially re-drawn by republicans in 2012, the 14th includes communities in northern Oakland and eastern Wayne counties, including West Bloomfield, Southfield, Grosse Pointe and parts of Detroit.

State Representative Rudy Hobbs tells WDET’s Travis Wright why he has what it takes to represent such a diverse array of communities.

The Michigan Primary Election is August 5th.