Washington State's Lieutenant Governor, Cyrus Habib, has made a fast ascent in the world of politics, quickly climbing the rungs of political power--becoming lieutenant governor by the age of 35.  

His ascent impressed people all the more because of his disability. At the age of 8, he lost his sight: A rare cancer forced the removal of both of his retinas. He attended Columbia University. He won a Rhodes scholarship. He graduated from Yale Law. “From Braille to Yale” was how he described this journey.  Last month Habib, now 38, announced that instead of being on the ballot in November for a second term as lieutenant governor, he would soon leave office to become a Roman Catholic priest.

In the final episode of Season 1 of Dangerous Vision Randy and Cyrus talk about this unique career change and  current events that continue to shape our country.  

To Learn More about Cyrus Habib 

Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib: Why I am giving up elected office and joining the Jesuits

Washington Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib will not seek re-election in order to join the Jesuits

A Politician Takes a Sledgehammer to His Own Ego

 

 

 

 

 

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