Washington, DC – Cyrus Habib made history this past Tuesday when he became the first Iranian American to be elected into state legislature. Representing the Democratic Party for Washington’s 48th District, Habib was elected on a platform that champions, among other issues, the affordability and accessibility of higher education.
Blind since the age of eight, and having survived three bouts with cancer, Habib’s election is only his most recent victory in a long line of battles he has fought. In talking about his experience while running for office, Habib has encouraged and expressed his support for other Iranian Americans to engage in active civic involvement.
NIAC congratulates Habib on his remarkable achievement and celebrates this milestone for the greater Iranian-American community.