Rudy Hobbs serves as an Oakland County Deputy Executive. He oversees the departments of the Central Services (including the Oakland County International Airport), Health & Human Services, and Public Services. He also oversees government relations at all levels for the county.
Hobbs served two-terms in the Michigan House of Representatives from 2011-2014, where his colleagues elected him the Democratic Floor Leader. He represented Southfield, Lathrup Village, Oak Park, Beverly Hills, Franklin, and Royal Oak Township.
He led the district office for U.S. Rep. Sander Levin where he was responsible for overseeing constituent service, local projects, and all interactions with the local communities on federal issues. He served as a state-wide policy advisory for Gov. Jennifer Granholm and Lt. Gov. John Cherry from 2006-2009.
Prior to his appointment, Hobbs was with Michigan Legislative Consultants, a Lansing-based lobbying firm where he has represented clients since 2017. He also served as Chief of Staff to Wayne County Executive Warren Evans.
Hobbs currently serves on the boards of the League of Conservation Voters and City Year Detroit. He has served on the board of directors of several regional education and nonprofit institutions, including Botsford Hospital, Art Institute Authority, Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation, Birmingham YMCA, Lathrup Village Community Foundation, Lathrup Village, and the South Oakland County NAACP.
Hobbs holds a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Teaching and a master's degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from Michigan State University. He began his career as a teacher in Detroit and Southfield and served on the Southfield School Board. He and his family live in Southfield.