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Maria E. Cantwell
Best known forU.S. Senator

  Born10/13/1958, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
  ParentsPaul Cantwell, Rose Cantwell
  EducationMiami University of Ohio, B.A. Public Administration (1980).


  • Volunteer. Mayor Jerry Springer. 1982. Gubernatorial campaign.
  • Campaigner. Senator Alan Cranston. 1983-1984. Presidential campaign, moved to Seattle to set up a regional campaign office.
  • Senior Vice President. RealNetworks. 1995-2000.
  • State Representative. Democrat. King, Snohomish, Washington. 1987 - 1992. 6 year(s).
  • U.S. Representative. Democrat. 1st congressional district. 1993 - 1995. 2 year(s). Elected as a Democrat to the 103rd Congress. Unsuccessful candidate for re-election to the 104th Congress.
  • U.S. Senator. Democrat, Washington. 01/03/2001 - present. Re-elected in 2006 for the term ending January 3, 2013.
Notes:One of the first woman to defeat an elected incumbent senator in a general election when she defeated Senator Slade Gorton in 2000.