State Representative Cyrus Habib, who represents Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond and the Points Communities in the State House of Representatives, has been chosen by Governing.com as one of “12 State Legislators to watch in 2014.”
Responding to the selection Representative Habib said “I’m both honored and humbled to be part of Governing.com’s list of legislators to watch. I look forward to continuing my work this year helping to make Washington the best state in the nation for businesses, workers, and families.”
Citing his outstanding educational credentials and his unique heritage (Habib is believed to be only state legislator in the country with an Iranian-American background), the Vice-Chair of the Technology and Economic Development Committee was listed as a legislator to watch to for the upcoming year in a list that includes six Democrats and six Republicans..
Representative Habib grew up in Bellevue and attended Bellevue public schools. At age 8, he lost his eyesight to cancer, but he went on to college at Columbia, to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, and to Yale Law School where he was editor of the law review. In addition to his seat in the Legislature, Habib practices law at Perkins Coie and teaches upper level courses as Distinguished Lawmaker in Residence at Seattle University School of Law