Habib is immensely qualified for the position. He is intimately familiar with the inner workings of the Legislature and the order that is required to ensure a functioning lawmaking body.”
– The Columbian –
Washington voters have a clear and easy choice in the lieutenant governor’s race on Nov. 8. Democrat Cyrus Habib is a liberal state senator, son of Iranian immigrants and a Seattle University law professor, and without question best qualified for the job. 
– The Olympian –  


“Habib has the edge in knowledge and experience.”
– Spokesman-Review –
“The law professor from Bellevue has a keen constitutional grasp of crucial state issues, such as court-ordered K-12 school funding deadlines. He’s also begun to articulate his vision for an international ambassador role blending trade and tourism. Habib’s formidable primary showing suggests he will win this contest hands down, and he should.”
– Tacoma News Tribune –


“[Cyrus Habib] is savvy and engaged, and his experience in the Legislature gives him the edge to hold the Senate accountable and help develop our state’s economy.”
– Tri-City Herald – 


“Habib’s skills and approach seem to be the perfect fit for the lieutenant governor’s position. He understands the policies and procedures of the Senate, and he is well versed in the lawmaking process. He is also prepared to fill in for the governor when he is out of the state.”
– Walla Walla Union-Bulletin – 


“Habib’s experience in the Legislature, his relationships with lawmakers, his detailed knowledge of issues and his command knowledge of parliamentary procedure tilt the decision in his favor.”
– Yakima Herald-Republic –



The Columbian

The Olympian


Spokesman Review

The Stranger

Tacoma News Tribune

Tri-City Herald

Walla Walla Union-Bulliten

Yakima Herald-Republic


Progressive Organizations

Asian Pacific Islanders for Civic Empowerment

Equal Rights Washington

FUSE Washington

Humane Society Legislative Fund

Humane Voters of Washington

NARAL Pro-Choice Washington

OneAmerica Votes

Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest & Hawaii

Sierra Club

Tacoma-Pierce County Black Collective

Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility Victory Fund

Washington Conservation Voters

Washington Housing Alliance Action Fund


Labor Organizations

Amalgamated Transit Union Legislative Council of Washington State

American Federation of Teachers- Washington

Communications Workers of American- Washington State Council

Inlandboatmen’s Union

Washington Machinists Council

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 46

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 191

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 483

International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 23

International Union of Painters & Allied Trades District Council 5

Iron Workers Local 86

Laborers Local 242

Laborers Local 440

Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters

Public School Employees of Washington

Sailors Union of the Pacific

Seattle King County Building & Construction Trades Council

Service Employees International Union 775

Service Employees International Union 925

Service Employees International Union Healthcare 1199NW

Sheet Metal Workers Local 66

Teamsters Joint Council 28

United Auto Workers 4121- Union for Academic Student Employees

United Association Local 32- Plumbers & Pipefitters

United Association Local 598- Plumbers & Pipefitters

United Food and Commercial Workers 21

Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs

Washington Education Association

Washington Federation of State Employees

Washington State Council of County & City Employees (AFSCME)

Washington State Council of Fire Fighters

Washington State Labor Council

Washington State Nurses Association – PAC


Elected Officials


President Barack Obama

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell

U.S. Senator Patty Murray

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, 1st CD

Congressman Denny Heck, 10th CD

Congressman Adam Smith, 9th CD

Former Congressman Norm Dicks, 6th CD



Governor Jay Inslee

Former Governor Chris Gregoire

Attorney General Bob Ferguson

State Senator and Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson, 34th LD

Former Senate Democratic Majority Leader Lisa Brown, 3rd LD

Former Senate Republican Majority Leader Bill Finkbeiner, 45th LD

State Senator and Deputy Democratic Leader Andy Billig, 3rd LD

State Senator Reuven Carlyle, 36th LD

State Senator Annette Cleveland, 49th LD

State Senator David Frockt, 46th LD

State Senator Bob Hasegawa, 11th LD

State Senator Pramila Jayapal, 37th LD

State Senator Karen Keiser, 33rd LD

State Senator Marko Liias, 21st LD

State Senator Mark Mullet, 5th LD

State Senator Jaime Pedersen, 43rd LD

State Senator Kevin Ranker, 40th LD

State Senator and Democratic Floor Leader Christine Rolfes, 23rd LD

Speaker of the House Frank Chopp, 43rd LD

Former Speaker of the House Brian Ebersole, 29th LD

Former Speaker of the House Joe King, 49th LD

State Rep. Steve Bergquist, 11th LD

State Rep. Jessyn Farrell, 46th LD

State Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, 34th LD

State Rep. Noel Frame, 36th LD

State Rep. Roger Goodman, 45th LD

State Rep. Mia Gregerson, 33rd LD

State Rep. Drew Hansen, 23rd LD

State Rep. Zach Hudgins, 11th LD

State Rep. Sam Hunt, 22nd LD

State Rep. Patty Kuderer, 48th LD

State Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self, 21st LD

State Rep. Strom Peterson, 21st LD

State Rep. Eric Pettigrew, 37th LD

State Rep. Marcus Riccelli, 3rd LD

State Rep. June Robinson, 38th LD

State Rep. Cindy Ryu, 32nd LD

State Rep. Gael Tarleton, 36th LD

State Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos, 37th LD

State Rep. Kevin Van De Wege, 24th LD

State Rep. Brady Walkinshaw, 43rd LD

Former State Rep. Geoff Simpson, 47th LD

Former State Rep. Dawn Morrell, 25th LD

Former State Rep. Monica Stonier, 17th LD

Former State Rep. Brendan Williams, 22nd LD



King County Sheriff John Urquhart

King County Council Vice Chair Rod Dembowski

King County Councilmember and Former Bellevue Mayor Claudia Balducci

King County Councilmember Larry Gossett

King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles

King County/Seattle Port Commissioner Stephanie Bowman

King County/Seattle Port Commissioner John Creighton

Pierce County Councilmember Connie Ladenburg

Pierce County Councilmember Rick Talbert

Pierce County Councilmember Derek Young

Snohomish County Council Vice Chair Brian Sullivan

Whatcom County Councilmember Satpal Sidhu



Bellevue Mayor John Stokes

Bellevue Deputy Mayor John Chelminiak

Bellevue City Councilmember Lynne Robinson

Bellevue City Councilmember Vandana Slatter

Bellingham City Councilmember Terry Bornemann

Bothell Mayor Andy Rheaume

Bothell Deputy Mayor Davina Duerr

Bothell City Councilmember James McNeal

Everett City Councilmember Cassie Franklin

Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell

Ferndale City Councilmember Teresa Taylor

Fife City Councilmember Bryan Yambe

Issaquah City Councilmember Tola Marts

Former Issaquah City Councilmember Joshua Schauer

Former Issaquah City Councilmember Jennifer Sutton

Kenmore City Councilmember Nigel Herbig

Kent City Councilmember Brenda Fincher

Kirkland Mayor Amy Walen

Kirkland Deputy Mayor Jay Arnold

Kirkland City Councilmember David Asher

Kirkland City Councilmember Shelley Kloba

Lake Forest Park City Councilmember Hilda Thompson

Lake Washington School Board Member Jackie Pendergrass

Lynnwood City Councilmember Shirley Sutton

Medina Mayor Alex Morcos

Medina Deputy Mayor Sheree Wen

Mercer Island City Councilmember Benson Wong

Mukilteo City Councilmember Richard Emery

Pacific Mayor Leanne Guier

Redmond Mayor John Marchione

Redmond City Council President Hank Margeson

Redmond City Council Vice President Kim Allen

Redmond City Councilmember Byron Shutz

Redmond City Councilmember John Stilin

Renton City Councilmember Ryan McIrvin

Former Redmond City Councilmember Margaret Doman

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes

Seattle City Council President Bruce Harrell

Seattle City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw

Seattle City Councilmember Tim Burgess

Seattle City Councilmember Lorena González

Seattle City Councilmember Rob Johnson

Seattle City Councilmember Debora Juarez

Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien

Former Seattle Mayor Norm Rice

Shoreline City Councilmember Keith Scully

Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart

Spokane City Councilmember Lori Kinnear

Spokane Public School Board Member Paul Schneider

Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland

Tacoma City Councilmember Keith Blocker

Tacoma City Councilmember Marty Campbell

Tacoma City Councilmember Anders Ibsen

Tacoma City Councilmember Conor McCarthy

Tacoma City Councilmember Ryan Mello

Tacoma City Councilmember Victoria Woodards

Tacoma Public School Board President, and Former Tacoma Mayor Karen Vialle

Former Tacoma Mayor, and Former Speaker of the House Brian Ebersole

Tukwila City Councilmember De’Seann Quinn

Tukwila City Councilmember Verna Seal

Walla Walla City Councilmember Barbara Clark

Woodinville Mayor Bernie Talmas

Yakima City Councilmember Avina Gutiérrez

Yakima City Councilmember Carmen Méndez


Democratic Party Organizations

Clallam County Democrats

Clark County Democrats

Jefferson County Democrats

King County Democrats

King County Young Democrats

Kitsap County Democrats (Approved)

Kitsap County Young Democrats

Lewis County Democrats

Metropolitan Democratic Club

Pierce County Democrats

Pierce County Young Democrats

San Juan County Democrats

Skagit County Democrats

Spokane County Democrats

Tri-City Democrats

University of Washington Young Democrats

Walla Walla County Democrats

Warren G. Magnuson Democratic Club

Washington State Federation of Democratic Women

Whatcom County Democrats

Young Democrats of Washington

Yakima County Democrats

1st Legislative District Democrats

2nd Legislative District Democrats

5th Legislative District Democrats

11th Legislative District Democrats

20th Legislative District Democrats

21st Legislative District Democrats

23rd Legislative District Democrats

25th Legislative District Democrats

26th Legislative District Democrats

27th Legislative District Democrats

28th Legislative District Democrats

29th Legislative District Democrats

30th Legislative District Democrats

31st Legislative District Democrats

32nd Legislative District Democrats

33rd Legislative District Democrats

34th Legislative District Democrats

35th Legislative District Democrats

36th Legislative District Democrats

37th Legislative District Democrats

38th Legislative District Democrats

39th Legislative District Democrats

40th Legislative District Democrats

41st Legislative District Democrats

42nd Legislative District Democrats

43rd Legislative District Democrats

44th Legislative District Democrats

45th Legislative District Democrats

46th Legislative District Democrats

47th Legislative District Democrats

48th Legislative District Democrats








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