Issaquah School Board President Chad Magendanz, filed for the open 5thLegislative District state representative position that will be vacated by Rep. Glenn Anderson(R-Fall City) next term.
Magendanz is the well-respected president of the Issaquah School Board and outspoken proponent of both education and fiscal responsibility. A former Navy submarine officer, Magendanz holds a degree from Cornell University in Electrical Engineering. He currently works as a design consultant to Nike, Panasonic, Microsoft plus other high-tech companies in the Pacific Northwest.
In outlining his main campaign initiatives, Magendanz proposed generating new family-wage jobs and promoting quality education plus protecting the environment.
“Our children deserve a bright future with a strong economy,” stated Magendanz. “We owe them a world-class education to prepare them for the future. And, we should leave them a clean environment to enjoy. I believe, working together, we can achieve all that.”
Under his direction, and in concert with other board members, Issaquah School District recently passed a multi-million dollar school levy and bond issue. The district also as achieved the highest rating for education investment, as ranked by student achievement for dollar spent. Magendanz aims to take this culture of fiscal responsibility and performance accountability to Olympia, where shortsighted partisan politics continue to favor budget gimmicks over meaningful spending reductions and pet projects over constitutional priorities.
“In this time of economic pain, we must make better use of our resources. Moreover, we must deliver sensible policy in Olympia to promote promising new initiatives, it is up to us to protect our children and their children,” Magendanz added.
Magendanz’s campaign has received widespread support from community leaders, all three 5th District legislators, education advocates and parents.
--Information from Chad Magendanz's campaign