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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Higher Education

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State Board of Community and Technical Colleges Forum: Lt. Governor Discusses Long-term Higher Education Strategy

Yesterday, the Lt. Governor addressed the presidents and chancellors of the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges at their annual summer retreat in a joint forum with Steve Mullin, president of the Washington Roundtable Partnership for Learning, and Mike Schwenk, chair of the Association of Washington Businesses (AWB) Institute, to discuss future investments […]

Lt. Governor Delivers Speech at China-Washington Trade Forum

Today, the Lt. Governor welcomed business leaders and dignitaries visiting from China for the China Provinces-Washington State Investment and Trade Cooperation Forum, which this year hosted a record number of participants. With attendees including Luo Linquan, Consul General of China in San Francisco, Sun Chenghai, Director of the Trade Development Bureau of Ministry of Commerce, […]

Disability Voter Registration Week

This week is National Disability Voter Registration Week, a nationwide effort coordinated by the American Association of People with Disabilities’ (AAPD) REV UP! Campaign to increase voter registration and political participation in the disabilities community. In Washington state, local governments, libraries, and non-profit organizations have aligned their voter registration events with National Disability Voter Registration […]

RELEASE: Lt. Governor Habib Selected as Member of Council on Foreign Relations

For Immediate Release July 18, 2017 Contact: Kristina Brown, Director of External Relations 360.786.7707 | Kristina.Brown@ltgov.wa.gov   Lt. Governor Habib Selected as Member of Council on Foreign Relations OLYMPIA– Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib has been selected to serve as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the pre-eminent non-partisan American think tank on U.S. foreign […]