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Cyrus Habib
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16th Lieutenant Governor of Washington
Assumed office
January 11, 2017
Governor Jay Inslee
Preceded by Brad Owen
Succeeded by Denny Heck (elect)
Member of the Washington Senate
from the 48th district
In office
January 12, 2015 – January 4, 2017
Preceded by Rodney Tom
Succeeded by Patty Kuderer
Member of the Washington House of Representatives
from the 48th district
In office
January 14, 2013 – January 12, 2015
Preceded by Deborah Eddy
Succeeded by Joan McBride
Personal details
Born
Kamyar Cyrus Habib

August 22, 1981 (1981-08-22) (age 39)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Residence Bellevue, Washington
Education Columbia University (BA)
St John's College, Oxford (MLitt)
Yale University (JD)

Kamyar Cyrus Habib (born August 22, 1981) is an American politician, lawyer, and educator. He is the 16th Lieutenant Governor of Washington.

He has been fully blind since he lost his eyesight to cancer at age eight.

He is both the first and only Iranian-American official to hold statewide elected office in the United States.

In March 2020, he announced plans to quit politics and become a Jesuit priest.


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