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
In the Senate, 25 is the magic number.
If Friday’s Senate session was on Sesame Street, it would have been brought to you by the number 25.
The first week of the Washington legislature was marked by celebrations and ceremony. Will the heavy lifting start this week?
Judy Collins, an excellent adventure toast and an icy sculpture were among first week’s highlights.
As Washington state prepares to swear in its first blind lieutenant governor, the Senate has undergone a makeover that incorporates Braille into that chamber’s floor sessions
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.
It’s Inslee vs. Bryant for governor and likely Habib vs. McClendon for lieutenant governor as voters whittle down long lists of candidates seeking statewide office.
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.
Retiring Lt. Gov. Brad Owen criticizes fellow Democrat Sen. Cyrus Habib, one of 11 candidates seeking to replace him.