September 25, 2012, Seattle, WA – On September 24, 2012, the Seattle Times, the largest daily newspaper in Washington State, endorsed the candidacy of Cyrus Habib for Washington State Representative.
“In Position 2, Democrat Cyrus Habib is the best choice for the open seat formerly held by state Rep. Deb Eddy,” explained the Seattle Times Editorial Board. “Habib has not served in public office, but he exhibits a firm grasp of the urgent issues facing our state and supports critical reforms, including teacher evaluations based on student performance and restructuring public-employee benefits.” The Seattle Times also commended Habib for gaining endorsements from Republican elected officials, which demonstrates a bipartisan track record.
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, Habib 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.
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