With 15 years working in politics and government, Rudy Hobbs brings invaluable experience working and serving in government at all levels. Rudy began his career as a first-grade teacher in Detroit Public Schools. Seeing firsthand how government and public policy impact our communities, his passion for politics was ignited and compelled him to a career in public service.
Rudy has been a proven leader throughout his career. His colleagues recognized this and elected him as Minority Floor Leader during his time as a state representative, making him the second highest ranking Democrat and the highest ranking African-American in the House. Rudy is putting that same leadership and drive to work for MLC clients on a daily basis.
Prior to joining MLC, Rudy owned and operated RJH Consulting and previously served as Chief of Staff for Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans. Throughout his career, Rudy has run several campaigns, served as Congressman Sander Levin’s Michigan Director, as well as Statewide Policy Advisor to Governor Jennifer Granholm and Lieutenant Governor John Cherry.
Rudy served two-terms in the Michigan House of Representatives, representing the City of Southfield, Lathrup Village, Oak Park, Beverly Hills, Franklin, and Royal Oak Township.
Rudy holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Teaching and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Administration, both from Michigan State University.
In the Community
Rudy has always been an active member of his community. He currently serves on the boards of the League of Conservation Voters and City Year Detroit. Rudy 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.
Outside the Office
Rudy and his wife Dedra are proud parents of three lovely daughters; Amber, Alexis, and Amyre.