Cyrus Habib

Washington
State Representative - Distrct 48 (Position 2)
Type of Seat: 
Open Seat
Year: 
2012
Status: 
Elected
Woman Candidate: 
No
GLBT: 
No
Person of Color: 
Person of Color
Under 35: 
Under 35

Cyrus is Iranian-American, grew up on King County’s Eastside, and graduated from Bellevue Public Schools. He is a Truman Scholar and a Rhodes Scholar, and a graduate of Columbia, Oxford, and Yale Law School. Cyrus currently works as a lawyer, providing legal assistance to technology start-ups. Having lost his eyesight at age 8 to a rare form of childhood cancer, Cyrus has spent years advocating for the rights of the disabled, first in college and then as a law student and a lawyer. A staunch advocate for quality education and equal opportunity, Cyrus serves a Trustee of the Bellevue College Foundation and a Human Rights Commissioner for the City of Bellevue.