Seattle, WA - State Senator Cyrus Habib (D-WA) claimed the state Lieutenant Governor's office in Washington State. Habib made history by becoming the first American of Iranian heritage to win a statewide election.
Unofficial results show Senator
Habib is winning with 55.91% of the vote while his opponent, Republican Marty
McClendon, earned 44.09% of the vote.
Habib's campaign has been endorsed by a large list of local, regional, state, and federal leaders, including President Barack Obama, U.S. Senator Patty Murray, and Washington Governor Jay Inslee. "Cyrus's intelligence, track record, and proven commitment to Washington State set him apart. I am pleased to endorse and support his campaign for Lieutenant Governor," said President Obama in a written statement.
Raised in Bellevue, Washington, Habib lost his eyesight to a rare form of childhood cancer at the age of eight. He attended Columbia University, Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and Yale Law School, where he was editor of the law review.
Cyrus Habib inspires Iranian Americans to actively participate in the American civic process. His successful campaign serves as a major victory for the Iranian American community.
PAAIA is proud to support Cyrus Habib and we congratulate him on this historic victory! Click here to learn more about Lieutenant Governor-Elect Cyrus Habib.
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