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©2020 by Noah Hobbs for County Commissioner. Aj Axtell Treasurer 4201 W 8th Street Duluth MN 55807.

Biography

Innovative. Boring. Caffeinated. Experienced

Noah has deep roots in the community and has long been dedicated to serving it. 

He moved to Duluth in 2007 to attend UMD where and earned an undergraduate and more importantly met his wife, Tricia.  He went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Hamline University.  He and his wife live in the Denfeld neighborhood where they bought their home in 2012.  Together they have been active in their neighborhood church and their local community club. 

Noah has spent the past decade working across St. Louis County.  From my working in Virginia Minnesota with the Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA), one of the largest Community Action Agencies in Minnesota where he worked on transportation issues for seniors, workforce development programs for dislocated workers, housing and Head Start programs and having disadvantaged youth earn a GED.  While working as a director at One Roof Community Housing the past four years Noah has furthered work with addressing affordable housing issues across St. Louis County. 

He served as an At-Large City Councilor and two terms as Duluth City Council President.  As a City Councilor, he worked to reduce red tape for entrepreneurs, fully fund Duluth's police force for the first time in 20 years, pushed to address Duluth's housing shortage, continued to advocate for cleanup of the Saint Louis River, worked to save the Lake Superior Zoo, increased miles of roads repaired annually by 750%, helped keep Moline Machinery in West Duluth, increased access to the St. Louis River via Western Waterfront Trail and canoe/kayak rack rentals.  He created the framework for Uber and Lyft to operate in Duluth and also various active share transportation options.  In partnership with St. Louis County, he led efforts to open warming centers for folks experiencing homelessness in Duluth.  He worked diligently on items such as public safety, infrastructure, housing, and sound governance. 

Noah had over 100 Cups of Coffee with constituents (enough caffeine consumed at one time would kill a person, but Noah is that dedicated to good democracy).  He also served through the League of Minnesota Cities on the policy committees of Improving Fiscal Futures and the Improving Local Economies committee.  He was also a co-chair on a statewide task force around Transportation Network Companies.

He served as a Duluth Economic Development Authority (DEDA) Commissioner where he worked to attract and retain businesses to Duluth, As a 1200 Fund Member he worked to alleviate the region's childcare shortage.  Noah also served as a representative on the Northern Lights Express Board to bring high-speed rail to the Twin Ports which will allow veterans to access VA Clinics in the Twin Cities and also strengthen our business climate in Duluth.  Noah currently serves on the boards of the Lake Superior Zoo, CHUM and PAVSA.

In the past Noah has served on the boards of Neighborhood Housing Services, was  President of Merritt Park Community Club, Inaugural Chair and Founder of River Corridor Coalition, Chair of the Duluth Purchasing and Licensing Commission, Public Relations Chair for Our Saviors Lutheran Church, a board member to the Northern St. Louis County Family Services Collaborative, the North Shore Collaborative Board of Directors, and a past Member of the Public Utilities Commission.

Supporters-

DFL State Senator and Assistant Minority Leader Erik Simonson

Duluth School Board Chair Jill Lofald (Campaign Co Chair)

Duluth City Council Vice President & 4th District Councilor Renee Van Nett (Campaign Co Chair)

At Large Duluth City Councilor Barb Russ

At Large Duluth City Councilor Arik Forsman

Former State Senator Roger Reinert

Minnesota DFL Veterans Caucus