In this Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 photo, Rep. Cyrus Habib, D-Kirland, center, walks with lobbyist Mel Sorensen, left, and legislative assistant Emily Wicks as they walk from a committee

 

              In this Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 photo, Rep. Cyrus Habib, D-Kirland, center, walks with lobbyist Mel Sorensen, left, and legislative assistant Emily Wicks as they walk from a committee
In this Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 photo, Rep. Cyrus Habib, D-Kirland, center, walks with lobbyist Mel Sorensen, left, and legislative assistant Emily Wicks as they walk from a committee hearing toward the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. An optimist, Habib said his loss of vision came at perhaps an ideal point in his childhood, an age when he was old enough to retain a strong visual archive of his surroundings but young enough to adapt. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)