Maria E. Cantwell
|Best known for||U.S. Senator|
| Born||10/13/1958, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA|
| Parents||Paul Cantwell, Rose Cantwell|
| Education||Miami 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.|