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Maria Cantwell

Personal data
Date of birthOctober 13, 1958(age 58)
Place of birthIndianapolis, Indiana
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseNone
ResidenceEdmonds, Washington
Alma materMiami University (B.A.)
Occupationsoftware executive
ReligionRoman Catholic
Assumed officeJanuary 3, 2001
Serving with Patty Murray
Preceded bySlade Gorton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Washington's 1st district
In officeJanuary 3, 1993 - January 3, 1995
Succeeded byRick White
Preceded byJohn Miller

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Maria E. Cantwell (born October 13, 1958) is the junior United States Senator from the state of Washington and is a member of the Democratic Party.

Previously she served in the Washington House of Representatives, and then in the United States House of Representatives from between 1992 and 1994, after which she worked as an executive for RealNetworks. She is Washington's second female senator, serving with Patty Murray.


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