Maria Cantwell

Democrat for WA-US Senate

Top Issues: Agriculture, Energy, Reproductive Rights, Health Care, Economy, Innovation & Tech

Committee Assignments: Chair: Commerce, Science and Transportation; Member: Energy and Natural Resources; Finance; Indian Affairs; Small Business and Entrepreneurship; Taxation; Subcommittees: Aviation Safety, Operations, and Innovation; Communications, Media, and Broadband; Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security; Oceans, Fisheries, Climate Change, and Manufacturing; Space and Science; Surface Transportation, Maritime, Freight, and Ports; Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion

Major Legislation: Great American Outdoors Act; Equal Pay for TEAM USA Act; Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act; Glass-Steagall Act

Election Outlook: Cook Political Report rating: Solid D.
Republicans tried to target Sen. Cantwell’s counterpart, Sen. Patty Murray, last cycle, and succeeded in bringing her down to 52 percent of the vote. This was a multi-candidate field, however, and the Republican runner up received 33 percent. Depending on who challengers her, Sen. Cantwell could face a more expensive, closer-than-expected race, though she’s not in serious danger of losing.

Years in Office: 2021-present

Former Elected Offices: U.S. Representative, WA-1; Washington House of Representatives, District 44

Profession: Internet Audio Company Executive; Public Relations Consultant

Education: BA, Public Administration, Miami University (Ohio)

Did you know?

Maria was the first member of her family to graduate college.