July 22, 2014

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.)

  • District: Junior Senator from Washington
  • Residence: Edmonds
  • Born: October 13, 1958; Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Single
  • Education: Miami U. (Ohio), B.A. 1980 (public policy)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Wash. House, 1987-92; U.S. House, 1993-95; defeated for re-election to U.S. House, 1994; U.S. Senate, 2001-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2000 (3rd term)
  • Committee Assignments: Commerce, Science & Transportation (Aviation Operations, Safety & Security - Chairwoman; Communications, Technology & the Internet; Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries & Coast Guard; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine); Energy & Natural Resources (Energy; Public Lands, Forests and Mining; Water & Power); Finance (Energy, Natural Resources & Infrastructure; Health Care; International Trade, Customs & Global Competitiveness); Indian Affairs; Small Business & Entrepreneurship - Chairwoman
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State Information: Washington

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Maria Cantwell (D) 1,855,493 60.4%
Michael Baumgartner (R) 1,213,924 39.5%
2006 general Maria Cantwell (D) 1,184,659 56.8%
Mike McGavick (R) 832,106 39.9%
Bruce Guthrie (LIBERT) 29,331 1.4%
Aaron Dixon (GREEN) 21,254 1%
Robin Adair (I) 16,384 0.8%
2000 general Maria Cantwell (D) 1,199,437 48.7%
Slade Gorton (R) 1,197,208 48.6%
Jeff Jared (LIBERT) 64,734 2.6%
1994 general Slade Gorton (R) 947,821 55.7%
Ron Sims (D) 752,352 44.2%
1988 general Slade Gorton (R) 944,359 51.1%
Mike Lowry (D) 904,183 48.9%
1986 general Brock Adams (D) 677,471 50.7%
Slade Gorton (R) 650,931 48.7%
1980 general Slade Gorton (R) 936,317 54.2%
Warren G. Magnuson (D) 792,052 45.8%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 57.65% John McCain: 40.48%
2012 : 56.16% : 41.29%
2004 John Kerry: 53% George W. Bush: 46%
2000 Al Gore: 50% George W. Bush: 45%
1996 Bill Clinton: 51% Robert Dole: 36%
1992 Bill Clinton: 43% George H. W. Bush: 32%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 50% George H. W. Bush: 48%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 43% :