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 Keynotes National Conference on Unemployment Insurance Appeals

Monday, the Lt. Governor delivered the keynote address at the annual conference of the National Association of Unemployment Insurance Appeals Professionals (NAUIAP) in Seattle, the first such conference to be held in Washington state in more than three decades. NAUIAP is the national professional association for administrative law judges and other hearings officers who decide unemployment […]

Lt. Governor Keynotes Bellevue College Commencement

The Lt. Governor delivered the keynote speech for Bellevue College’s 2017 Commencement Ceremony at Key Arena last Friday. This year, Bellevue College, the largest of Washington’s 34 community and tech nical colleges, awarded almost 3,000 bachelor’s and associates degrees to students aged 14 to 69. The Lt. Governor’s speech centered on a single life lesson: […]

Lt. Governor Welcomes Governor-General of Jamaica to Washington State

The Lt. Governor welcomed the Honorable Governor-General of Jamaica, Sir Patrick Allen, and his wife the Honorable Lady Allen, to Washington state late last week at a Seattle reception in an expression of our state’s value in global engagement. Jamaica is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, meaning that the Jamaican head of state is […]

Lt. Governor Meets with Foster School of Business, Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship Leadership

The Lt. Governor met with leadership within the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business and Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship to discuss ways of connecting students’ entrepreneurial energy with public sector issues. The University of Washington’s Foster School of Business is one of the top-ranking business schools in the United States, serving over 2,500 graduate […]