Candidate Details

Maria Cantwell

Senate - Incumbent

Sen. Maria Cantwell is a longtime Washington State public servant. Before running for the Washington Legislature at age 28 in 1986, Cantwell worked as a political consultant in Ohio. In 1992 she was elected to the US House to represent a district that had sent a Republican to Congress for the last 40 years. Cantwell lost her seat in 1994 and joined the private sector. In 2000 Cantwell ran for Senate against incumbent Slade Gorton and squeezed out a 2,229 vote victory. Since then she has been a leader in the Senate on a wide variety of issues, including promoting economic development in the Middle East. JStreetPAC is proud to endorse Sen. Cantwell, a principled ally of the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement.