August 8, 2012, Seattle, WA – Bellevue Democrat Cyrus Habib claimed victory in last Tuesday’s primary election for the 48th Legislative District of Washington State.
Habib brought in 55.12% of the votes, while his opponent, Redmond City Council member and Republican Nominee Hank Myers, earned 44.88% percent of the votes.
Since there are only two candidates in the race, both Habib and his opponent will make it to the general election under Washington’s “top two” open primary system. Nevertheless, Habib’s impressive showing in the primary election positions him to be the favorite to win the general election match-up.
Habib is the official Democratic Party nominee for the 48th Legislative District. His campaign is being supported by a bipartisan list of local, regional, state, and federal leaders, including U.S. Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell as well as the Mayors of Bellevue, Redmond, and Kirkland, representing the major communities in the district.
About Cyrus Habib
Cyrus Habib grew up in Bellevue, Washington and is a proud product of its public schools. Having lost his eyesight at age 8 to a rare form of childhood cancer, he learned early the importance of equal opportunity, hard work, and a quality education. After winning a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford, Cyrus attended Yale Law School, where he served as editor of the law review. He returned to Washington following his graduation, and works at the Seattle-based law firm of Perkins Coie, where he assists startup technology firms with their early-stage legal needs.