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Noah Hobbs ends St. Louis County Commissioner campaign

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DULUTH, MN-- Former Duluth City Council President, Noah Hobbs, will not be continuing his campaign for St. Louis County Commissioner.

In a Facebook post Friday afternoon, Hobbs cited other work obligations as the reason for not filing candidacy paperwork.

Hobbs said it would be disingenuous not to give his full commitment during the uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hobbs works as the Lending Director at One Roof and is a board member at CHUM, PAVSA, and the Lake Superior Zoo.

"As a person of integrity and action, I have been wrestling for the last eight weeks to balance these expanded commitments and the knowledge that a successful campaign will take time and energy from these other passions and obligations of mine," Hobbs said in a Facebook post.

Hobbs also said he did not want to be the cause of an all-male County Board of Commissioners, after reviewing the other candidates who have announced in all four county commission races.

"I believe it is important that we have balance in positions of leadership. I do not believe it is beneficial or advantageous to have boards or delegations comprised of solely one gender," Hobbs said.

This announcement comes after he lost the Minnesota Senate District 7 DFL endorsement to opponent Ashley Grimm at the beginning of May.

Bonney Bowman

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