Washington's Chief Opportunity Officer

As Washington’s Chief Oppotunity Officer, Lt. Governor Habib is expanding access to opportunity and creating a more prosperous Washington for all.

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About the Lt. Governor

As Lieutenant Governor, Habib’s duties fall both within the Executive and Legislative branches of state government. He serves as President of the State Senate, as Acting Governor when the Governor is out of state or unable to serve, is a key player in Economic Development and International Relations, and creates high-impact initiatives to expand opportunity to all Washingtonians, creating a more robust state economy.

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Lt. Governor Leads Trade Mission to China

Last week, the Lt. Governor led a Washington state delegation of clean energy leaders in higher education, government, and business on a weeklong trade mission to China. The purpose of the mission was threefold: to promote investment in Washington’s clean energy sector; to strengthen the international collaboration between the University of Washington and Tsinghua University; […]

Timber, Tech, Seafood, and Tourism: Lt. Governor’s Southwest Washington Tour

As part of his regional economic development outreach throughout the state, Lt. Governor Habib spent Tuesday and Wednesday of last week meeting with business owners and industry representatives in Southwest Washington. Washington’s rural coastal economy features the natural resource industries so central to Washington’s cultural identity: salmon, oysters, Douglas Fir, Western Hemlock, and berry farming. […]

Lt. Governor Recognizes 100 years of Military Service at JBLM Centennial Ceremony

August 18th marked the Centennial Celebration of Washington state’s largest military installation, Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Speaking before a formation of Soldiers and Airmen at Watkins Field, Lt. Governor Habib opened the event’s speaking program with a tribute to the legacy of service that Joint Base Lewis-McChord represents to Washington state. The Lt. Governor also presented […]

Pierce County Listening Tours: Higher Education & Economic Development

The Lt. Governor spent Wednesday in Pierce County, visiting Tacoma, Lakewood, and Parkland, as part of his continued economic development and education tours throughout the state. The Lt. Governor has pledged to visit all 6 of Washington’s public baccalaureates, all 34 public community and technical colleges, and all 10 of the members of the state’s […]