Senator Maria Ellen Cantwell (D) is an American politician. She has been serving as a junior US Senator from Washington under the Democrats since 2001. She was a member of the House of Reps from 1987 to 1993 and represented the state’s 1st district at the House of Reps from 1993 to 1995.
Cantwell was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on October 13, 1958. She graduated high school from the Emmerich Manual High School. With the aid of Pell Grants, she enrolled at Miami University. There, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration in 1980.
She proceeded to one of the University’s branches in Luxembourg. Yet, she moved back to Ohio to work as a campaign manager for Mayor Aspirant and TV host Jerry Springer. After Springer lost the election, Cantwell moved to Seattle, Washington. There, she worked as a campaign manager for Senator Alan Cranston who failed the presidential race.