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 %|
If Friday’s Senate session was on Sesame Street, it would have been brought to you by the number 25.
Judy Collins, an excellent adventure toast and an icy sculpture were among first week’s highlights.
In the primary races for lieutenant governor and lands commissioner, the editorial board selected candidates who didn’t advance to the general election. The following are our reassessments in those contests. Lt. Governor: State Sen. Cyrus Habib, D-Bellevue, finished first in a crowded field, collecting a mere 22 percent of the vote. Marty McClendon, a Gig Harbor Republican, finished a close second.
Hobbs has a record of leadership and impartiality, and he has the most balanced support, with labor and business backing. He has earned our endorsement.
Lt. Gov. Brad Owen says Sen. Cyrus Habib may be too partisan to replace him. Habib says he wants to office to be more active.