A candidate for Lt. Governor, State of Washington in the 2016 Washington General Election, Nov. 8
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.
- Web: cyrushabib.com
|Cyrus Habib (D)||1,515,483||54.53%|
|Marty McClendon (R)||1,263,485||45.47%|
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