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Cyrus Habib

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Cyrus Habib
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Washington State Senate, District 48
In office
January 12, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2019
Years in position 0
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Washington House of Representatives
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Campaign website
Cyrus Habib Democratic member-elect of the Washington State Senate, representing District 48. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Habib is former a Democratic member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 48 from 2012 to 2015.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Habib served on the following committees:

Washington Committee Assignments, 2015
Energy, Environment & Telecommunications
Government Operations and Security


In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Habib served on the following committees:



See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for 25 districts in the Washington State Senate took place in 2014. A blanket primary election took place on August 5, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014. Cyrus Habib (D) and Michelle Darnelle (R) were unopposed in the primary. Habib defeated Darnelle in the general election.[1][2][3]

Washington State Senate, District 48 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCyrus Habib 64.9% 24,833
     Republican Michelle Darnelle 35.1% 13,446
Total Votes 38,279


See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Habib won election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives, District 48b. Habib was unopposed in the August 7 blanket primary election and defeated Hank Myers (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Washington House of Representatives, District 48b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCyrus Habib 61.4% 35,078
     Republican Hank Myers 38.6% 22,071
Total Votes 57,149

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[6]

Comprehensive donor information for Habib is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Habib raised a total of $341,436 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.[7]

Cyrus Habib's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 48 Won $341,436
Grand Total Raised $341,436


Habib won election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Habib raised a total of $341,436.
Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Cyrus Habib's campaign in 2012
House Democratic Campaign Cmte Of Washington$13,411
48th District Democrats$10,500
Andelson, Bobbie J$3,600
Habib, Mo$1,800
Iranian American PAC$1,800
Total Raised in 2012$341,436
Source: Follow the Money


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In 2014, the 63rd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 13 to March 14.[8]

Legislators are scored on their votes for or against CCF's position.
Legislators are scored on their stances on "small business interests."
Legislators are scored on their stances on pro-choice issues.
Legislators are scored on their stances on their "work to support and advance the UW and higher education."
Legislators are scored on their stances on environmental protection issues.
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against WSLC's position.

Missed Votes Report

See also: Washington House of Representatives and Washington State Senate

In March 2014, Washington Votes, the state’s premier legislative information website, released its annual Missed Votes Report, which provides detailed missed roll call votes on bills for every state legislator during the 2014 legislative session.[9] The 2014 regular session included a total of 515 votes in the State House and 396 in the State Senate, as well as 1,372 bills introduced total in the legislature and 237 bills passed. Out of all roll call votes, 90 individual legislators did not miss any votes. 3 individual legislators missed more than 50 votes.[9] Habib missed 34 votes in a total of 1211 roll calls. Habib responded to the number of votes he missed. “My father had a very serious liver surgery on February 14, which required me to be with him at the UW Medical Center. February 14 happened to be a heavy voting day, and all the votes I missed this session were missed on that day,” he said.[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Rodney Tom (D)
Washington State Senate District 48
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Deborah Eddy (D)
Washington House of Representatives District 48
Succeeded by
Joan McBride (D)