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United States Senator from Washington

Maria E. Cantwell, United States Senator from Washington. Named Woman of Year, KING-television Evening Magazine, 2001; recipient Cyber Champion award, Business Software Alliance, 2003, Friend of Blues award, Experience Music Project-Vulcan, Inc., 2003. Board directors Washington Economic Development Finance Authority.


Cantwell, Maria E. was born on October 13, 1958 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Rose and Paul Cantwell.


Bachelor in Public Administration, Miami University, Ohio, 1981.


Public relations consultant Cantwell & Associates, 1981—1987. State representative from District 44 Washington, 1987—1992. Member from 1st Washington district United States Congress, Washington, 1993—1995.

Vice president marketing Progressive Networks, Seattle, 1995—1997. Senior vice president consumer & e-commerce Real Networks (formerly Progressive Networks), 1997—2000. United States Senator from Washington, since 2001.

Member commerce, science & transportation, energy & natural resources, finance, Indian affairs and small business & entrepreneurship committees United States Senate.


Board directors Washington Economic Development Finance Authority.


Rose Cantwell

Paul Cantwell