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I am supporting Cyrus Habib for Lieutenant Governor of the state of Washington. I have known Cyrus for three years and have talked with him numerous times. Each time, I have come away feeling inspired and uplifted. He is smart and passionate about making Washington a dynamic, forward-moving state.

For 35 years, I have been a parent and public school teacher in Washington. During that time I have looked for candidates who will support students and teachers by providing the resources needed for achievement at high levels, making education equitable and accessible to all students, and by fully funding our schools. Cyrus Habib is that candidate. He has an unwavering commitment to public education and all of the opportunities that it provides.

Cyrus possesses an amazing array of gifts. Although he became blind as a child, he went on to become a Yale-educated attorney and law professor, state representative, state senator and now a candidate for lieutenant governor.

As I watched the debate last week, it was so clear to me that Cyrus is the only candidate running who has a real and clear vision for this office and our state. While most candidates spoke in generalities, Cyrus had specific examples of how he would make the office relevant, not just a ceremonial position.

Cyrus will bring a vibrancy of new ideas to the Office of Lieutenant Governor to make our state better for all of us. I am voting for Cyrus Habib. I urge you to do the same.

Valerie Vanderport

Everett

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