Cyrus Habib

Lieutenant Governor of Washington from 2017 to 2021

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

Cyrus Habib
16th Lieutenant Governor of Washington
In office
January 11, 2017 – January 13, 2021
GovernorJay Inslee
Preceded byBrad Owen
Succeeded byDenny Heck
Member of the Washington Senate
from the 48th district
In office
January 12, 2015 – January 4, 2017
Preceded byRodney Tom
Succeeded byPatty Kuderer
Member of the Washington House of Representatives
from the 48th district
In office
January 14, 2013 – January 12, 2015
Preceded byDeborah Eddy
Succeeded byJoan McBride
Personal details
Kamyar Cyrus Habib

(1981-08-22) August 22, 1981 (age 42)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceBellevue, Washington
EducationColumbia University (BA)
St John's College, Oxford (MLitt)
Yale University (JD)
WebsiteOfficial website

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.[1]

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

References change

  1. Greenberg, Kalie. "'I'm Iranian-American': Washington Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib reacts to reports of border detainment". King 5. King 5.