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Cyrus Habib

A candidate for Lt. Governor, State of Washington in the 2016 Washington General Election, Nov. 8

Party: Democratic

Age: 38

City: Bellevue, WA

Education: Bachelor’s degree from Columbia University; master’s from Oxford; law degree from Yale.

Work experience: Attorney at the firm Perkins Coie; professor at Seattle University Law School. Former King County civil rights commissioner.

Political experience: Elected to the state Senate in 2014, serving the 48th Legislative District on the West Side, which includes Redmond; member of the Senate Democratic Leadership Team; currently serves as Democratic Whip; served a term in the state House, 2013-2014.

Family: Single and has no children.

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Election results

Candidate Votes Pct
Cyrus Habib (D) 1,515,483 54.53 %
Marty McClendon (R) 1,263,485 45.47 %

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