Pro-Growth Progressive Idea: Growing the economy by connecting startups with better access to investments, simpler rules, and a skilled workforce.
Cyrus Habib was elected to the Washington State Senate in 2014. He previously served in the Washington State House where he represented parts of Redmond, Kirkland, and Bellevue and all of Clyde Hill, Hunts Point, Yarrow Point and Medina. Cyrus grew up in Bellevue and attended Bellevue public schools. At age 8, he lost his eyesight to cancer, but he went on to college, studied as a Rhodes Scholar, and attended law school, where he was editor of the law review. He currently practices law with the Seattle firm of Perkins Coie, specializing in meeting the legal needs of high-tech start-ups.
In the Legislature, Cyrus serves as Vice Chair of the Technology and Economic Development Committee, and has introduced legislation aimed at expanding opportunities for entrepreneurs. In 2013, he joined the faculty of the Seattle University School of Law as Distinguished Lawmaker in Residence, where his teaching and research focus on the intersection between technology and public policy. He enjoys spending time with his family, visiting the region’s varied restaurants, and playing jazz piano.