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Issaquah school board president Chad Magendanz announces bid for 5th District Rep
With a focus to “jumpstart education and jobs,” issaquah school board president and Tiger Mountain resident Chad Magendanz announced his 2012 bid last week for the newly reshaped 5th Legislative District's position 2. That seat is currently held by Rep. Glenn Anderson (R-Fall City), who plans to seek the Washington Lt. Gov. position.
Magendanz would represent the 5th Legislative District that includes Issaquah, East Renton Highlands, Maple Valley, Black Diamond, Carnation, Fall City, Snoqualmie, and North Bend through Snoqualmie Pass. He is focused on holding the line on education cuts while supporting a fair business climate to fuel economic recovery.
“As an officer in the U.S. Navy, I pledged to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, both foreign and domestic…and I am still delivering on that promise today. I see challenges to our cherished way of life in unsustainable government spending, the decline of our schools, the over-regulation of our businesses, and everyday erosion of our constitutional rights,” said Magendanz.
He was appointed to the Issaquah School Board in 2008 and elected in November of 2009. Magendanz served as Legislative Representative from 2009 to 2011 and was elected as President in December 2011.
He is a Kiwanis member, GOP precinct committee officer, PTSA legislative representative, and classroom volunteer.
Magendanz is serving his second term on the WSSDA Legislative Committee and represents the 8th Congressional District to the Federal Relations Network of the National School Board Association.
He served in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear submarine officer followed by 10 years as a full-time program manager at Microsoft, where he received more than 20 patent awards.
For the last seven years, he’s been a freelance software design consultant for Microsoft as well as for Nike, Panasonic and other local high-tech companies.
A resident of the Tiger Mountain community in Issaquah, Magendanz has been married 22 years to his wife Galen, a materials science engineer at Honeywell in Redmond. They have two boys aged twelve and fifteen who attend Maywood Middle and Liberty High School.