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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Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Lt. Governor Advocates For Inclusion in Higher Education

On Martin Luther King Day, the Lt. Governor attended several events organized by community service and advocacy groups in which he spoke to the importance of expanding opportunities in higher education. He began the morning in south Seattle at the City Year Day of Service opening event, launching the non-profit’s day of mural-painting, social justice […]

Happy Holidays from the Office of the Lt. Governor!

Dear Friend, With 2017 coming to a close, holiday season in full swing, and the 2018 Legislative Session nearly upon us, I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on the work of this past year and share what is on the horizon in the Office of the Lieutenant Governor in 2018. Though presiding […]

Lt. Governor Recognizes Outstanding Community Service at the Association of Washington Generals Awards Ceremony

On December 12th, 2017, the Association of Washington Generals and Office of the Lieutenant Governor held a celebration to recognize the contributions of exemplary Washingtonians by bestowing the 42nd Annual Washingtonian of the Year Award to Gregg Alex and Dora Krasucki, and the Washington State Community Service award to Assunta Ng. Before the Lt. Governor […]

National Lt. Governor’s Association Meeting: Lt. Governor Habib Leads Discussion on Technology in Government

Last week, Lt. Governor Habib participated in the annual business meeting of the National Lt. Governors Association’s (NLGA), joining leaders from all over the country to discuss innovations in government and technology, best practices in emergency response, and possibilities for interstate collaboration. The National Lt. Governor’s Association is described as “the professional association for the […]