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Maria Cantwell

WA (D)
Maria Cantwell is in her second term as a U.S. Senator representing Washington state. Senator Cantwell previously served in the Washington House of Representatives from 1987 to 1993 and then in the United States House of Representatives from Washington's 1st Congressional District from 1993 to 1995, after which she worked as an executive for RealNetworks, an Internet streaming media delivery software and services company. Senator Cantwell currently serves as the Ranking Member on the United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Cantwell is Washington's second female senator.
How does Maria align with Project 100's values?
  • Economic Opportunity: Senator Cantwell knows the potential Washington businesses have to provide quality jobs and products, and what they need to thrive. In the Senate, she’s helped Washington’s small businesses weather tough economic times by championing increased lending, tax cuts, and opening new markets for Washington products.
  • Equal Treatment Under the Law: Senator Cantwell believes in equal protection for all Americans regardless of sexual orientation, race, religion, gender, national origin, age, or disability.
  • Healthy People & Communities: As a member of the Senate Committee on Finance, Senator Cantwell has worked to ensure that Washingtonians can access low-cost, high-quality care. She's focused on rewarding providers for quality outcomes to encourage efficient, coordinated, patient-driven health care. Senator Cantwell has also worked to improve access to care for underserved areas in Washington.
Background information
  • Business Leader
  • Politician
  • Incumbent
Endorsements
Maria Cantwell has been endorsed by the following organizations:
  • Democratic Party
  • EMILY's List

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