Our keynote speaker for CEP Graduation 2017 will be Washington State Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib. CEP Graduation will be held on Saturday, June 10 at 6:00 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m. Join us in welcoming CEP’s Class of 2017 graduates! All are welcome to attend.
Lieutenant Governor Habib was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and moved with his family to Washington state at the age of eight. He grew up in east King County and graduated from the Bellevue International School before attending Columbia University, Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and Yale Law School.
After receiving his law degree, Lieutenant Governor Habib returned to Washington state to practice law at Perkins Coie, the region’s largest law firm, where he helped startup technology companies raise venture capital funds and license their software.
Before being elected as Washington state’s 16th Lieutenant Governor in 2016, Cyrus Habib represented east King County in the Washington State Senate, where he served as Democratic Whip and a member of the Democratic leadership team. Prior to that, he served as a member of the state House of Representatives.
A three-time cancer survivor, Lieutenant Governor Habib has been fully blind since age eight. His parents moved to the U.S. from Iran before he was born, and he is both the first and only Iranian-American official to hold statewide elected office in the United States. The Washington Post has named him one of the top 40 rising political stars under the age of 40.
We are beyond excited to have him join us. A full dinner, music, and an open bar will follow the ceremony. Purchase tickets HERE.