Maria Cantwell

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Maria Cantwell
U.S. Junior Senator, Washington
Party Democratic
Assumed office (class 1)

January 3, 2001
Serving with Patty Murray

Preceded by Slade Gorton
Born October 13, 1958
Religion Roman Catholic

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Maria Cantwell (born October 13, 1958, Indianapolis, Ind.) is the junior Senator from Washington. Cantwell was first elected to the senate in 2000. She defeated Slade Gorton in an extremely close race, finally winning by just over 2,000 votes. Previously she was an executive for Real Networks, and a Representative in Washington's First Congressional District (1993-1995).


Major issues

  • Early and ongoing support of the Iraq war.
  • Extending Unemployment.
  • Securing Nuclear Waste.
  • Energy Policy, Enron Refunds.
  • Supporting Anti-Choice Supreme Court Nominees
  • Supporting Anti-Consumer, Pro-Corporate Bankruptcy Laws
  • Voted for the Patriot Act

Legislative Career

  • Washington State Representative, 1987-1993
  • United States House of Representatives, WA-1, 1993-1995
  • United States Senate (D-WA), 2001-present



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