Steve Hobbs offers strategy development and policy advice to Newpoint’s rural hospital, RHC, and FQHC clients. As a state legislator, he led adoption of the Rural Missouri Healthcare Access Initiative, which applied a tax credit structure to expand funding for health facilities in rural areas.
- Presiding Commissioner, Audrain Country, Missouri
- BSN, Regis University
- BA, BS, University of Colorado
Steve Hobbs offers strategy development and policy advice to Newpoint’s rural hospital, RHC, and FQHC clients. He is a son of the Missouri soil. In addition to his duties with Newpoint, Hobbs and his family raise 1200 acres of corn and soybeans on their Audrain County farm. He joined his father in the family farming operation in 1978.
Starting in 2002, Steve’s constituents elected him to the Missouri House of Representatives for four consecutive terms, the maximum allowed by term limit laws. During those eight years Hobbs served the 21st District, which runs from the headwaters of Mark Twain Lake, through Mexico, Missouri, to metropolitan Columbia, home of the University of Missouri. During his service in the General Assembly, Hobbs was best known for his work on the Budget Committee where he successfully guided through the Committee process and the Legislature several actions important to healthcare providers and their patients.
In 2006, Hobbs sponsored and led adoption of the Rural Missouri Healthcare Access Initiative, which applied a tax credit structure to expand funding for health facilities in rural areas. He received several awards for his leadership on healthcare issues, including Legislator of the Year for Missouri Public Health,based on his initiatives for county public health improvement, (2009) and Legislator of the Year from American Cancer Society (2010). In addition, Hobbs was only the second winner of the Man in the Arena Award from the Missouri State Chamber of Commerce (2006). The Chamber has given the Award only four times since its establishment, with former Missouri Governor and US Senator Christopher Kit Bond the most recent honoree.
In 2010, the voters of Audrain County elected Hobbs, without opposition, as Presiding Commissioner of the County, where he was heavily involved in rural health and bioscience issues, including a joint effort with the City of Mexico on a bioscience tech park to support the Missouri Plant Science Center in collaboration with the University of Missouri. Steve, his wife, and their two daughters reside on the family farm northeast of Mexico, Missouri.