Candidate Details

Maria Cantwell

WA - Senate

Senator Maria Cantwell is running for her fourth term representing Washington state in the U.S. Senate. She previously served six years in the Washington House of Representatives and one term in the U.S. House representing Washington’s 1st Congressional District. As the Ranking Democrat on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, she¬†has been an outspoken advocate for reducing our dependence on dangerous fossil fuels, a defender of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and a strong voice for protecting roadless areas in our national forests. Cantwell has been a leader in the efforts to prevent dangerous offshore drilling, particularly on the West Coast and her home state of Washington. She has fought to hold polluters accountable, while ensuring that the private and public sectors are better prepared to handle threats to our oceans and waterways. And she has led bipartisan efforts to grow our clean energy economy and limit the carbon pollution driving climate change. Senator¬†Cantwell has earned an impressive 91% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.