After Andreas Borgeas’ announced that his District 2 seat for Fresno County Supervisor would be up for grabs following his election to the California State Senate, Steve Hosey, who has always been a bit turned off by politics, didn’t give the matter much thought.
That is, until his wife of 25 years, Deborah, asked him, with his 50th birthday approaching, what his plans were for the next phase of his life. And something started to nudge him.
As a leader in the community, both through his real estate business and as a mentor in his church, Steve is no stranger to service. And as a former college and professional athlete (he played right field for Fresno State and was a first-round draft pick for the San Francisco Giants) he is no stranger to discipline. But he never thought of marrying the two traits and pursuing a career as a public servant until recently.
With no party affiliation, he began to realize that his moderate voice could actually bring some meaningful conversations to the forefront of Fresno’s local political scene. He also began to consider that his 20 plus years as a realtor in the area and the corresponding intimate knowledge of and experience with local government and property taxes in that capacity qualified him for the position of County Supervisor in a way that other candidates couldn’t touch.
And so, the tiny nudge in the back of his mind started to become a full-fledged push that he simply couldn’t ignore any longer. He announced his intention to run for the open seat on December 10, 2018, and as election day draws nearer, he only gets more energized at the possibility of making a real difference and serving the community he loves so dearly in an official capacity.
When speaking about public parks, fiscal responsibility, property records, and tax collection, Steve’s voice gains a palpable enthusiasm, making it clear that he’s a man moving in the right direction, aligned with his beliefs and abilities.
We were delighted to have the opportunity to learn more about a Fresno native who was ready to make a difference, and I have to say, this interview was so much fun. As I’m also reignited by political passion and freedom, I wanted to take a moment to urge
I love where I live, and I also love what I do. I'm lucky to be able to work in a profession in which I get to build relationships; one that has me meeting new people each and every day and helping them to build new lives in my beloved city. I'm lucky enough to work in a profession in which I can marry cutting-edge technologies and marketing techniques to good, old-fashioned, nose-to-the-grindstone work. I am lucky enough to work in a profession that allows me to work as an advocate for my clients; to use every tool at my disposal to get a job done well for them, and with as little stress and expense as possible.
I love my city. I love my job. One inspires my excellence for the other.
Fresno? I say FresYES