Julius Hobson

Title:
Senior Policy Advisor, Polsinelli

Julius W. Hobson, Jr. is Senior Policy Advisor at Polsinelli, where he concentrates on assisting clients with legislative and regulatory advocacy concerning health care, appropriations, budget, taxes, financial services, and various other public policy issues.  With more than 50 years’ experience working with the U.S. Congress and the Federal Executive Branch, he has served as Director, Division of Congressional Affairs, American Medical Association (AMA) where he managed the AMA’s interaction with the Congress. Mr. Hobson previously served on the staff of Senator Charles Robb [D-VA] and the Committee on the Budget. While working in the Senate, he was responsible for appropriations, budget, financial services, taxes, and other economic issues. 

He previously served in the Executive Office of the District of Columbia Mayor where he was responsible for coordinating the city’s relations with the Congress and the Federal Executive Branch.  Mr. Hobson served in the U.S. House of Representatives as a subcommittee Staff Director and as Chief of Staff to a Member of the House.  While serving in the House in 1985, Mr. Hobson was the principal staff person responsible for preparing the Congressional Black Caucus alternative budget.  He also handled Congressional and Federal Affairs for Howard University.  Mr. Hobson served a four-year term as an elected member of the D.C. Board of Education, during which he served a term as Vice President. 

He is currently Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Political Management, The George Washington University, where he has taught the graduate course on lobbying since 1994 and also teaches Legislative Writing and Research.  Mr. Hobson previously taught Advanced Strategy Lobbying, Fundamentals of Political Management, and Electoral and Legislative Processes.  He is a graduate of Howard University (BA, History) and The George Washington University (MA, Legislative Affairs).