Cyrus Habib was named Lt. Governor of Washington after the first round of votes was counted Tuesday night.

With 1,936,539 votes counted, Habib won with 56 percent of the vote. Marty McClendon lost with 44 percent of the vote.

Habib has served in both houses of the Washington state legislature and is currently the Senate Democratic Whip. Habib overcame childhood blindness to become a lawyer and legislator.

McClendon has served as a precinct committee officer. After moving to Seattle with his family in 1972, he attended the University of Washington and worked as an anesthesia technician for 13 years.

Habib and McClendon are running to replace Brad Owen, who has served as Lt. Governor for 20 years.