Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Public radio network spotlights Rep. Cyrus Habib

​First-term Rep. Cyrus Habib of Kirkland has attracted a lot of media attention this session because he’s been blind since age 8 and is the state’s first blind legislator in a century. But it’s another distinction of Habib’s that served as the lead-in for a recent public-radio report on him: He’s the highest-ranking Iranian-American elected official in the nation.
Here’s what Habib told the Public Radio International Network on their program “The World:”
I think we’re at a critical moment as a community of Iranian-Americans, or Middle-Eastern Americans.
To listen to a recording of the segment or read the text version, click here.
Read this story in Spanish.