Candidate Washington House of Representatives
District 48, Position 2
Cyrus Habib is a candidate for the 48th Legislative District in the Washington State House of Representatives. If successful, Habib would make history by becoming the first Iranian American elected to a State Legislature.
Habib is a technology lawyer and community volunteer. He grew up in Bellevue, Washington and is a proud product of its public schools. Having lost his eyesight at age 8 to a rare form of childhood cancer, he learned early the importance of equal opportunity, hard work, and a quality education.
After winning a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford, Habib attended Yale Law School, where he served as editor of the law review. He returned to Washington following his graduation, and works at the Seattle-based law firm of Perkins Coie, where he assists startup technology firms with their early-stage legal needs.
A proponent of public service, Habib serves as a Human Services Commissioner for the city of Bellevue and as a Trustee of the Bellevue College Foundation. He also mentors and coaches high school students with mock trial and with the college admissions process.
Habib is the official Democratic Party nominee for the 48th Legislative District. His campaign is being supported by a bipartisan list of local, state, and federal leaders and was endorsed by the Seattle Times. He won over 56% of the vote in Washington's Primary Election on August 7th.
Prev. Public Service: Human Services Commissioner, Bellevue, WA
Education: BA Oxford; JD Yale School of Law