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  Cantwell, Maria
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2006-01-01  
 
NameMaria Cantwell
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Edmonds, Washington , United States
EmailNone
Websitehttp://www.cantwell.com/
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Born October 13, 1958 (60 years)
ContributorRalphie
Last ModifedIndyGeorgia
Nov 17, 2018 12:28pm
Tags Caucasian - Irish - Liberal - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti School Vouchers - Anti-Death Penalty - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Anti-Tort Reform - Government Reform - Health Care Reform - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro Environment - Pro Free Trade - Pro-Choice - Pro-Civil Unions - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Gun control - Pro-Labor - Single - Catholic -
InfoState House 1987-1993
US Congress 1993-1995
US Senate 2001-Present

Throughout her career, Maria has remained true to the values and tradition of public service she learned from her family. The second of five children, she was raised in a modest home in a working class Irish neighborhood. She developed a love of public service and community involvement at an early age; a love passed down to her by her parents and grandparents. Maria worked to pay her way through college, and was the first in her family to earn a college degree.

Maria rapidly established a reputation as someone who could bring people together and make things happen. She's remembered by many as a leading architect of the Washington's Growth Management Act, which she shepherded through a marathon 65-day session. This and other accomplishments, such as her work improving the quality of nursing home care, earned her a high degree of respect among her peers of both parties. "Maria was the best legislator I ever served with," said former House Speaker Joe King.

In 1992, she ran for Congress and was elected a U.S. Representative for Washington's First District, north of Seattle. As a member of Congress, Maria supported landmark legislation such as the Family and Medical Leave Act and the 1993 deficit reduction plan.

After leaving Congress in 1995, Maria joined a software start-up in Seattle. As Senior Vice President of Consumer Products at RealNetworks, she helped create hundreds of jobs in Washington state.

In early 2000, Maria decided to return to public service. In November 2000, she was elected to the U.S. Senate, promising to stand up to special interests and fight for Washington's working families.

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JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
01/01/2017-03/31/2017 Morning Consult 56.00% ( 0.0) 27.00% ( 0.0) 17.00% ( 0.0)
07/16/2012-07/17/2012 Survey USA 50.00% ( 4.0) 36.00% ( 3.0) 14.00% ( 7.0)
06/14/2012-06/17/2012 Public Policy Polling 46.00% ( 1.0) 39.00% ( 1.0) 15.00% ( 1.0)
02/16/2012-02/19/2012 Public Policy Polling 47.00% ( 6.0) 38.00% ( 5.0) 14.00% ( 2.0)
07/23/2011-07/25/2011 Survey USA 54.00% ( 9.0) 39.00% ( 2.0) 7.00% ( 7.0)
06/20/2011-06/22/2011 Survey USA 45.00% ( 4.0) 41.00% ( 1.0) 14.00% ( 3.0)
04/25/2011-04/27/2011 Elway 40.00% ( 0.0) 52.00% ( 0.0) 8.00% ( 0.0)
04/16/2011-04/18/2011 Survey USA 49.00% ( 8.0) 40.00% ( 9.0) 11.00% ( 1.0)
01/21/2011-01/23/2011 Survey USA 41.00% ( 11.0) 49.00% ( 12.0) 10.00% ( 1.0)
12/10/2010-12/12/2010 Survey USA 52.00% ( 5.0) 37.00% ( 3.0) 11.00% ( 2.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
10/17/2012-10/20/2012 Strategies 360 53.00% ( 0.0) 25.00% ( 0.0) 22.00% ( 0.0)
10/01/2012-10/16/2012 Washington Poll (University of Washington) 56.10% ( 0.0) 31.30% ( 0.0) 11.10% ( 0.0)

BOOKS
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EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jul 01, 2010 08:00pm Proposed Legislation Sen. Cantwell to Support Financial Overhaul Bill   Article RP 
Sep 20, 2009 03:00pm News Washington state's Cantwell wants changes made to Baucus health care bill  Article COSDem 
Dec 03, 2007 07:00pm News [Cantwell] Senate aide arrested in sex sting  Article The Sunset Provision 
Sep 08, 2006 05:00am Report Sen. Cantell [sic] helped lobbyist's clients  Article Imperator 
Aug 13, 2006 07:00pm Opinion Sen. Cantwell: Save yourself, save us  Article Ralphie 
Mar 24, 2006 11:00am Opinion Cantwell's vilification by left is bizarre  Article Ralphie 

TWITTER
 
DISCUSSION
Importance? 8.00000 Average

FAMILY
Father Paul Cantwell 1927-1997

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  11/06/2018 WA US Senate Won 58.58% (+17.16%)
  08/07/2018 WA US Senate - Blanket Primary Won 54.68% (+30.38%)
  01/03/2017 Energy & Natural Resources Committee Chairman Lost 47.83% (-4.35%)
  11/08/2016 US Vice President Lost 0.19% (-56.51%)
  01/03/2015 Energy & Natural Resources Chairman Lost 45.45% (-9.09%)
  01/03/2013 Indian Affairs Chairperson Won 57.14% (+14.29%)
  11/06/2012 Energy Committee Seat 3 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2012 Finance Committee Seat 6 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2012 Commerce Committee Seat 5 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2012 WA US Senate Won 60.45% (+20.90%)
  08/07/2012 WA US Senate - Blanket Primary Won 55.66% (+25.59%)
  11/07/2006 WA US Senate Won 56.85% (+16.92%)
  09/19/2006 WA US Senate - D Primary Won 90.76% (+85.50%)
  11/07/2000 WA US Senate Won 48.73% (+0.09%)
  09/19/2000 WA US Senate - Blanket Primary Won 36.71% (+0.00%)
  11/08/1994 WA District 1 Lost 48.34% (-3.31%)
  09/20/1994 WA District 1 - Blanket Primary Won 44.14% (+16.45%)
  11/03/1992 WA District 1 Won 54.87% (+12.88%)
  09/15/1992 WA District 1 - Blanket Primary Won 52.49% (+27.39%)
  11/06/1990 WA House District 44 Seat 1 Won 61.13% (+22.27%)
  11/08/1988 WA House District 44 Seat 1 Won 65.56% (+31.12%)
  11/04/1986 WA House District 44 Seat 1 Won 54.24% (+8.48%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  01/03/2011 Indian Affairs Chairperson Lost 0.00% (-57.14%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board - Jan 23, 2018 R Jerome H. Powell
US Ambassador to the Holy See - Oct 16, 2017 R Callista Gingrich
US Secretary of Commerce - Feb 27, 2017 NPA Reject
US Attorney General - Apr 23, 2015 D Loretta Lynch
C.I.A. Director - Mar 07, 2013 N John O. Brennan
WA Initiative 502 - Concerning Marijuana - Nov 06, 2012 NO No
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 05, 2010 D Elena Kagan
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board - Jan 28, 2010 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 06, 2009 I Sonia Sotomayor
US Attorney General - Feb 02, 2009 D Eric Holder
WA US President - D Primary - Feb 19, 2008 D Hillary Clinton
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Hillary Clinton
CT US Senate - Nov 07, 2006 D Ned Lamont
WA Referendum 65 - Sexual Orientation Discrimination - Jun 07, 2006 YES Yes
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jan 31, 2006 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 29, 2005 NPA Reject
WA - District 08 - D Primary - Sep 14, 2004 D Alex Alben
OH US Senate - D Primary - Mar 02, 2004 D Jerry Springer
US President - D Primaries - Jul 01, 1984 D Alan Cranston