Vacancy to come to Issaquah School Board

November 14, 2012

By Administrator

Republican Chad Magendanz triumphed in the race to represent the 5th Legislative District in the state House of Representatives, and in process, set up a vacancy on the Issaquah School Board.

Magendanz cruised to a comfortable lead against North Bend Democrat David Spring, ahead 56-44 as of Nov. 12.

Most of Sammamish had been in the 5th district until the redistricting took effect with this election.

Magendanz, who serves on the Issaquah School Board, intends to resign from the board to serve in the Legislature.

Members appointed Magendanz to a vacant seat on the board in October 2008. Magendanz ran unopposed for the seat the next year. In September, Magendanz stepped down as school president and handed the reins to Brian Deagle, as the House campaign demanded greater commitments.

Magendanz plans to step down from the board in early January, not long before the legislative session starts.

The board then calls for applicants from community members and, after interviews, should select a replacement by mid-winter. Magendanz’s district includes the Issaquah Highlands, Tiger Mountain and downtown Issaquah.

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