State Representative Cyrus Habib has announced his candidacy for the 48th District State Senate seat being vacated by retiring Senator Rodney Tom. Habib grew up in Bellevue, the son of immigrants, and graduated from Bellevue Public Schools. At age 8, he lost his sight to a rare form of childhood cancer, but went on to become a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford and a Yale Law School graduate, before returning to the Eastside to launch a legal career.
Habib was named one of 12 “legislators to watch” this year nationwide by Governing Magazine. He serves on the Rules Committee, is vice chair of the Technology and Economic Development Committee, and is on the Business and Financial Services and Transportation committees. (end)