Upcoming Events

2014 Election Night Party

Time: Nov. 4, 7:00-10:00PM
Location: Meydenbauer Center (Room 408), Bellevue

The KCGOP and WSRP are hosting our 2014 Election Night Party at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. We'll all have access to the main ballroom with some appetizers and a no-host bar, but Jay Rodne and are hosting a private reception in Room 408 that will be well marked. (Yes, there will be Häagen-Dazs ice cream, of course.)  The doors open at 7PM and initial returns are usually released around 8:15PM, so come celebrate with us!

Super Saturday Event with Congressman Reichert

Time: Oct. 18, 10:00AM-1:30PM
Location: 1595 NW Gilman Blvd., Issaquah

We are trying to get a big group together, roughly 20 people, to doorbell and phone bank. The plan is to have everyone meet up, have the Congressman say a couple words and thank everyone then maybe do a small Q&A. After everyone has eaten then we do a small run down of the area were hitting and info on the iPads. Then those who are doorbelling will head out and those who are phone banking will stay and make calls. We only have 10 phones so most will be doorbelling.

Snoqualmie Valley Chamber Candidate Forum

Time: Oct. 17, 11:30AM-1:30PM
Location: Snoqualmie Ridge TPC, Snoqualmie

During its regular October luncheon, the Chamber will be hosting a panel discussion with all legislative candidates in the 5th Legislative District.  Click here for more information.

Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber Candidate Forum

Time: Oct. 16, 6:30PM
Location: Black Diamond Community Center, Black Diamond

On Thursday, Oct. 16th, the Chamber will host a candidate forum at the Black Diamond Community Center, preceded by a meet and greet at 6:30 PM. The moderator for this event is Grifan Cayce, M.ED. Attorney at Law with Cayce Grove Law Offices. This event is open to the public and is free, although a donation for the Black Diamond Food Bank is recommended. Click here for more information.

Issaquah Chamber Business Roundtable & Candidate Forum

Time: Oct. 15, 2:00-4:00PM
Location: Tibbitt's Creek Manor, Issaquah

To help keep you informed and to hear your feedback on important topics facing local businesses, the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce is holding a business roundtable and candidate coffee. They will be providing an update on the City's proposed changes to the B&O tax and regional initiatives to raise the mandated minimum wage.  Attendees will have small group discussions and then hear from the candidates for the 5th Legislative District. Click here to RSVP or find more information.

Washington STEM Computer Science Roundtable

Time: Oct. 6, 7:30AM
Location: Woodmark Hotel, Kirkland

Rep. Drew Hansen and I will join leaders from the business, nonprofit, and education communities in calling for solutions and policy changes at the state and federal levels to address the shortage in computer science talent in Washington’s economy. Our strategic plan for growing our CS pipeline is coming together nicely, and expect to see legislation next session moving these efforts forward. If you missed this event, Washington STEM will be hosting another on Oct. 30th in Spokane.

Issaquah Salmon Days Grand Parade

Time: Oct. 4, 10:00AM
Location: Front and Dogwood Street, Issaquah

Floats, clowns, marching bands, drill teams, dancers, dignitaries, equestrians, mascots, magic and more!  The parade route starts at Front and Dogwood Streets and continues down NW Gilman Blvd. to 12th Ave. Political entries aren't allowed, so Chad will be marching with fellow veterans from VFW Post 3436.  We'll also be handing out balloons for kids before the parade begins, so get there early!

Beat the Blerch

Time: Sept. 20, 10:00AM
Location: Tolt MacDonald Park, Carnation

Beat The Blerch is a 10K, half marathon, and full marathon inspired by this comic about running. Organized by The Oatmeal, 2014 is the inaugural year of this race and it’s your chance to figuratively (and literally) Beat The Blerch with Chad and Jay running through the breathtaking Snoqualmie Valley.  Click here for more info.

Common Core Town Hall

Time: Sept. 15, 6:00PM
Location: Pacific Cascade Middle School (24635 SE Issaquah Fall City Road, Issaquah)

Come talk with Chad and other education policy experts, teachers, and local activists about the Common Core State Standards. Get your questions answered and share your thoughts about this important issue.

Maple Valley Chili Cook-Off

Time: Sept. 13, 12:00PM
Location: Rock Creek Elementary (25700 Maple Valley Black Diamond Rd SE, Maple Valley)

Local home chefs and cooks are urged to join me at the Maple Valley Farmer's Market for a steaming-hot bowl of fun.  I'll be one of the local digitaries judging the entries in this tasty chili-cookin’ competition sponsored by Ross Olive of State Farm Insurance at Four Corners Safeway Plaza.

CRW Wine & Cheese Party

Time: Sept. 5, 5:00PM
Location: Gibson Hall (105 Newport Way SE, Issaquah)

Come out to Issaquah and enjoy wine, cheese, exceptional speakers and stimulating conversation. Chat with 8th Congressional District Congressman Dave Reichert, 5th LD Representatives Jay Rodne & Chad Magendanz, King County Chair Lori Sotelo and many more dignitaries. 45th & 48th legislative district candidates have also been invited.  Hosted by Nadine Gulit and Joan Crecca.  Click here to RSVP.

Black Diamond Labor Day Parade

Time: Sept. 1, 9:30AM
Location: Black Diamond, 2nd Ave. & Lawson St.

The Black Diamond Labor Days Parade is one of the best parades in King County. The VFW's Color Guard begins the parade, followed by our wonderful Black Diamond Police and Fire Department. Look for the Kids Parade, a visit from our local dignitaries, community floats, marching bands, drill teams, antique cars and much, much more.  Click here for more details.

Snoqualmie Railroad Days

Time: August 16, 10:30AM
Location: Snoqualmie, SE Epsilon St. and Schusman Ave SE

For over 70 years, Railroad Days has hosted the Grand Parade. In 2014, the Grand Parade will be held on Saturday, August 16 at 11:00am and will travel up Railroad Avenue through historic downtown Snoqualmie passing by the Snoqualmie Depot.  Click here for more info.

The Festival at Mount Si

Time: August 9, 10:00AM
Location: North Bend

The Grand Parade goes right through the heart of downtown, rain or shine. We will line-up along Cedar Falls Way and at 10:30am proceed straight down North Bend Way, turn right onto Main, right again onto 2nd Street, and disperse into the elementary school parking area.  Click here for more info.

Online Video Townhall: Education

Time: July 14, 7:00PM
Location: Your Computer

Because of the 2012 Washington Supreme Court McCleary decision the legislature must increase spending dramatically or find a more efficient way to improve our children’s education.

In 2013 we increased K-12 spending in the current biennial budget by $1.6 billion and passed important education accountability reforms but we have to do even more to meet the funding requirements! As the WA Supreme Court said, “Pouring more money into an outmoded system will not succeed”

For those of you who would like to talk more about the subject LIVE via Video Chat please be sure to register for my first ever Online Video Townhall - July 14th - 7 PM here: bit.ly/townhallevent



KCGOP Summer Festival

Time: July 12, 11:00AM-2:00PM
Location: Marymoor Park’s Velodrome Pavilion

The King County GOP will be hosting the Majority 2014! Summer Festival at Marymoor Park’s Velodrome Pavilion in Redmond on Saturday, July 12th, 2014 from 11AM-2PM. Please join Talk Radio 570 KVI’s morning show host, John Carlson, and national talk show host, Lars Larson, as we enjoy great food, activities for the kids, and the chance to hear from our King County elected officials and candidates. Of course, I'll be there with lots of Häagen-Dazs ice cream and balloons. Click here to RSVP.

Coal Miner's Classic 5K

Time: July 12, 9:00AM
Location: 25551 Lawson St., Black Diamond

Celebrate Black Diamond's cole mining heritiage with us on July 12th, starting with a 5K fun run.  For the full schedule of Miner's Day events, click here!

Carnation 4th of July Parade

Time: July 4, 10:00AM
Location: Tolt Ave., Carnation

The morning begins with a 5K run at 8:30AM, a kiddie parade at 10:30AM, welcome address from Mayor Jim Berger at 10:45am, and the Grand Parade at 11:00AM.  Bring the family and join us as we march!

Maple Valley Grand Parade

Time: May 14, 10:00AM
Location: Lake Wilderness Elementary, Maple Valley

Join us for the first parade of the campaign season! We have banners, signs, T-shirts, helium balloons and candy, so all you need to do is show up between 9am and 10am with a smile on your face to share with all the folks in Maple Valley. Bring the kids and stay for the festival at Lake Wilderness Park!

Jay Rodne's 2014 Campaign Kick-off

Time: May 9, 5:00-6:30PM
Location: Issaquah Hilton Garden Inn

Join us with special guests Reagan Dunn, Dino Rossi and Skip Rowley for a reception to kick off my seatmate's 2014 relection campaign.

Hike with your State Representatives

Time: June 8, 2:00PM
Location: Rattlesnake Ledge Trailhead Marker

Please come walk and talk with Jay Rodne and myself for a community hike of Rattlesnake Ridge. At just four miles round-trip, this is one of my favorite hikes and the weather should be beautiful. The entire community is invited, so bring your family and explore!

Tech Roanoke 2014

Time: May 7, 2:30-5:00PM
Location: Bellevue Embassy Suites

Don't miss Washington State's premiere tech and political networking event at Tech Roanoke, where I'm hosting two sessions. The first is "Inside a Modern Campaign: Lessons for Candidates" at 2:30pm in the Ambassador Room and the second is "Candidate Corner" at 4:00pm in the Regency Room.

Relay for Life

Time: May 31, 12:00PM-8:00AM
Location: Issaquah High School

As a member of the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah, Chad and his son Duncan have volunteered to man the concession stand and grill for the critical midnight to 3:00am shift.  Quinn will be there for the whole event walking with the Liberty Key Club team.  Come join us for this great opportunity to raise money and awareness for those battling cancer.

2014 Cascade Conference

Time: May 31, 2:45-3:45PM
Location: SeaTac Holiday Inn

I'll be moderating a session on Saturday at the 2014 Cascade Conference, entitled "When Bureaucracies Don’t Work: How Innovative Public-Private Partnerships Solve Problems".

Update: you can watch the video on TVW here (my session begins 1:19:30 into the stream):



Memorial Day Ceremonies

Time: May 26, 9:00AM-1:30PM
Location: Various

I will be honoring our fallen heroes at the following Memorial Day ceremonies:

  • 9:00am at Maple Valley/Hobart Cemetery (25115 SE 208th St.)
  • 10:00am at Issaquah Hillside Cemetery (rain location Issaquah Senior Center)
  • 11:00am at Mt. Si Cemetery (SE North Bend Way)
  • 12:00pm at Snoqualmie Valley Veterans Memorial (American Legion Post #79)
  • 1:00pm at Tahoma National Cemetery

My boys will be serving on the Liberty High School NJROTC honor guard at the Issaquah Ceremony hosted by VFW Post #3536, and my American Legion Post #79 will host ceremonies in Preston, North Bend, and Snoqualmie.

5th LD Telephone Town Hall

Time: May 14, 6:30-7:30PM
Location: (800) 276-6108

Please join me for a live telephone community conversation on the recently concluded legislative session and work in progress for the next budget cycle. You can ask me questions directly, or just listen in to others’ questions, all from your home. The toll-free number to join the event is (800) 276-6108. During the call listeners can press the star (*) key to ask a question.

2014 Re-election Campaign Kick-off

Time: May 9, 5:00-6:30PM
Location: Grand Ridge Elementary (1739 NE Park Dr., Issaquah Highlands)

Join us with special guest Rob McKenna as we kick-off the 2014 campaign and highlight some of the important work still to be done in Olympia during the next budget cycle.  Click here to pre-register.

2012 Election Night Party

Time: November 6, 6:00PM
Location: Hyatt Regency Bellevue (900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue)

While the main event will be hosted by the Washington State Republican Party, Rob McKenna and Dave Reichert in the Evergreen Ballroom on the 1st floor, you're welcome to join us in a private suite to await the results of the 2012 election.  King County Elections will post initial results at 8:15pm, and so we expect a public announcement to follow shortly thereafter.  Our suite number will be posted outside the Evergreen Ballroom or you can ask at the front desk.

Maple Valley - Black Diamond Candidates Forum

Time: October 25, 7:00-8:30PM
Location: Rock Creek Elementary School Gym

While hosted by the Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce, this candidate forum is open the the public and requires no membership or registration fee. Doors open to the public at 6:45pm and the forum begins at 7:00pm.

Snoqualmie Valley Chamber Candidates Forum

Time: October 19, 11:30AM-1:00PM
Location: TPC Snoqualmie Ridge Banquet Room

This debate-style candidate forum will be the program for the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber's October luncheon at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge Banquet Room. The questions will be economic and business oriented in nature, with a local flavor where appropriate. Registration for the luncheon begins at 11:30 AM, with the program usually under way promptly at Noon. Click here to register online.

Issaquah Candidates Forum

Time: October 18, 7:00-8:30PM
Location: Issaquah City Hall South, Council Chambers

The Issaquah Candidates Forum is sponsored by Issaquah Branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW), The League of Women Voters – King County, and The Issaquah Press.  It will also be recorded and rebroadcast on ICTV Channel 21 as well as used for the 2012 Video Voter Guide.

Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber Candidate Forum

Time: October 17, 11:30AM-1:00PM
Location: Lake Wilderness Lodge, Maple Valley

The Greater Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Candidate's Forum for the 5th District state house and senate races during their October membership luncheon. This is an opportunity for candidates to introduce themselves to our business community. Members begin arriving at 11:30am; buffet opens at 11:40am; program begins at 11:55am; Forum begins at noon.  Click here to register online.

Stand for Children PAC Fundraiser

Time: October 11, 7:00-9:00PM
Location: Jody Mull's House, 6061 167th Ave. SE, Bellevue

Please join Jody Mull, Alison Meryweather, Leigh Stokes and Chad for cocktails, snacks and an evening with Stand for Children. Stand is a highly effective advocacy organization dedicated to making sure that all students, regardless of their zip code or background, receive a high quality education in our state. They are a bold and independent voice for students – working with parents, teachers, business leaders and community members – to impact change. Legislative candidates Sen. Steve Litzow, Rep. Bruce Dammeier, and Dawn McCravey will be there to share their perspectives on Stand for Children’s critical electoral work.  RSVP to agrantanderson@stand.org at Stand for Children.

Women of Washington Candidates Forum

Time: October 10, 12:00-1:30PM
Location: Harbor Club, Bellevue

Women of Washington (WOW) is a conservative women’s educational organization focused on empowering women to analyze local, national and global issues. The WOW programs enable our members to be inspired and confident in articulating our core values and the virtues of America’s founding principles. The luncheon will involve a round robin style format where approximately 12 candidates will join WOW members and their guests.

Renton Chamber Legislative Reception

Time: October 9, 6:00-8:00PM
Location: Roberts Center, Renton Technical College

Join the Renton Chamber members and business leaders at the annual Legislative Reception, sponsored by The Boeing Company.  Click here to register online.

Issaquah Chamber Legislative Candidate Forum

Time: October 9, 3:30-5:00PM
Location: Blakely Hall, Issaquah Highlands

Join business and citizens from Issaquah, Sammamish and across the Eastside as we hear from the candidates running for office in the 5th LD.  The Forum will focus on questions relating to job creation, state competitiveness, cost of doing business, state regulation, education, economic development and much more. Educate yourself on the candidates, the issues and what is needed to help our state succeed in closing the unemployment gap, growing jobs and advancing innovation by attending this must-see candidate forum.  Moderated by Erin McCallum, Executive Director of Enterprise Washington.  Click here to register online.

Maple Valley Town Hall and Ice Cream Social

Time: OCTOber 3, 6:30PM
Location: Lake Wilderness Lodge, Maple Valley

The Maple Valley City Council's annual Town Hall Meeting is a chance to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of its incorporation.  In addition, this is your opportunity to learn about the Tahoma School District’s efforts to prepare its students to successfully face the next chapter in their life, be it college, to the work force, or both. Come enjoy ice cream and cake, meet your community neighbors, and let your voice be heard.

The Silver Tsunami: A Candidates’ Forum on Washington’s Aging Readiness

Time: October 1, 11:00AM-1:00PM
Location: Mercer Island Community Center, 8236 SE 24th St, Mercer Island

Several senior citizen advocate groups -- including the Advisory Council on Aging and Disability Services, AARP Washington, the Bellevue Network on Aging , the Eastside Human Services Forum, the ElderCare Alliance, the Washington Association of Area Agencies on Aging, and the Washington State Senior Citizens’ Lobby are hosting this state legislative candidates’ forum dedicated to aging policy issues and Washington’s readiness to meet the needs of the growing numbers of older adults in Washington state.

2012 Issaquah Rotary Run

Time: September 30, 8:45AM
Location: Sports Authority, Issaquah

The 36th annual Issaquah Run will take place on Sunday, September 30th. Once again over 2,500 participants will take part in the 10K Run, the 5K Run/Walk and the Kids Run.  Chad and his 13-year old son, Duncan, will be running for their best time.  Register today to take part in this Issaquah tradition!

Muckleshoot Elders Complex Dedication

Time: September 26, 10:00AM
Location: 17800 SE 392nd St., Auburn

The Muckleshoot Tribal Council is hosting a grand opening of their new Muckleshoot Elders Complex.  Join us for a traditional blessing, ribbon cutting, lunch and entertainment.

Issaquah Chamber Luncheon

Time: September 25, 11:30AM-1:00PM
Location: Holiday Inn of Issaquah

Join us for our September Membership Luncheon, Part 2 of our "Washington Tomorrow" 3-month Luncheon series featuring Steve Mullen, CEO of Washington Roundtable, who will be speaking about benchmarks for a better Washington!

Snoqualmie Valley Chamber Luncheon

Time: September 21, 11:30AM-1:00PM
Location: TPC Snoqualmie Ridge Banquet Room

Our September Chamber Luncheon will feature a presentation from Roger Stark of the Washington Policy Center. Mr. Stark is an expert on health care and the health- care industry and will discuss the impacts to businesses of the National Health Care Act, popularly known as "Obamacare," as well as other health-care related issues.

WSSDA Legislative Assembly

Time: September 21-22
Location: SeaTac Mariott

Chad and the Legislative Committee of the Washington School Directors' Assocation are hosting delegates from each school board in Washington state to adopt the WSSDA legislative agenda for the coming session. Proposals are then prioritized by the delegates, the Legislative Committee and finally by the WSSDA Board of Directors.

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Informative Meeting

Time: September 20, 1:00-3:00PM
Location: City Hall Northwest, 1775 12th Avenue NW, Issaquah

The City of Issaquah is hosting an informational meeting on electric vehicle charging stations. The City is actively trying to build our local EV infrastructure - the typical EV emits the carbon equivalent of a 75 mpg car, so it has huge benefits, along with lower local air pollution, and fewer petrochemicals ending up in Issaquah Creek and Lake Sammamish. The City is reaching out to local property owners and businesses as part of this effort.

Reagan Dunn Kick-off Breakfast

Time: September 20, 7:30-8:30AM
Location: Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue

The race for Attorney General is wide open, and it's support from people like you that will make the difference. Please join Chad to help Reagan Dunn finish the campaign strong at his Sprint to the Finish Kickoff Breakfast.

Eastside Transportation Meeting

Time: September 19, 8:00AM
Location: Master Builders Association, 335 116th Ave. SE, Bellevue

Our guest speaker for this meeting is Franz Loewenherz, Senior Transportation Planner for the City of Bellevue.  Franz will discuss the initiation of the update of Bellevue’s Transit Master Plan, last updated in 2003. The Bellevue City Council approved a set of project principles in July to provide direction for this year long process that is concurrent with the Downtown Transportation Plan update.

Maywood MS and Liberty HS PTSA Meetings

Time: September 18, 6:30-8:00PM
Location: MMS Library & LHS Rm. 125, East Renton Highlands

Chad continues to serve as the Legislative Representative for the Maywood Middle School PTSA, but will be splitting his time with a concurrent Liberty High School PTSA meeting up the hill to ensure word gets out on important preparations for Washington State PTA Legislative Assembly on Oct. 19-20.

Enumclaw School Board Meeting

Time: September 17, 6:00PM
Location: 2929 McDougall Ave., Enumclaw

The Enumclaw School Board has extended Chad an invitation to join them for a meeting prior to the regular evening agenda on Sept. 17th where they can discuss legislative priorities specific to the Enumclaw area that might not have been highlighted in the WSSDA Legislative Committee.

Maple Valley Fire and Life Safety Open House

Time: September 15, 11:00AM-1:00PM
Location: Station 81, SE 231 & Maple Valley Highway

Join us (and about 400 others) for the 4th annual Maple Valley Fire and Life Safety Open House.  There's lot of attractions for the kids, hot dogs, burgers, and shaved ice.  The Sheriff's Office helicopter lands at 11am, and the Airlift NW helo lands at 12:00pm.

Education Dialog with Rob McKenna

Time: September 15, 9:00-10:00AM
Location: Lombardi's, Issaquah

Rob McKenna is hosting a private reception in Issaquah for teachers and public school administrators so that we can discuss his plans for K-12 education. Undoubtedly you've heard different view points about Rob's plans for K-12 education when he becomes our next Governor. This is your opportunity to hear from him directly and ask him your questions!

Quality Education Committee Meeting

Time: September 14, 9:00AM-3:00pm
Location: Senate Cherberg ABC Conference Room

The QEC will received updates from the Joint Task Force for Education Funding, TBIP Revised Funding Formula Recommendations, and WSIPP Learning Assistance Program (LAP) Study, but most of the agenda is set aside to discuss the implementation schedule to fully fund the redefined program of basic education by 2018.

American Legion Meeting

Time: September 13, 7:00PM
Location: 38625 SE River St., Snoqualmie

Chad will be attending the regular monthly meeting of the Renton-Pickering Post 79 in Snoqualmie, where we'll be swearing in our new officers for the 2012-13 year.

AWB Legislative Candidate Reception

Time: September 11, 6:30PM
Location: Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum

The Association of Washington Business has invited Chad to meet with business leaders for a candidate reception on 9/11. AWB is Washington’s oldest and largest statewide business association and includes more than 7,900 members of all sizes, types and locations representing 700,000 employees.

Meet Up to Discuss Issaquah’s Future

Time: September 11, 4:00AM
Location: Pogacha Restaurant, 120 NW Gilman

As a special guest, Issaquah Mayor Ava Frisinger will lead this special Chamber of Commerce meeting to speak about the decisions facing the City in the coming months, including the Central Issaquah Plan, and why now is the time to engage in the issues, challenges and opportunities facing our community.  Chad will attend to represent the Issaquah School District.

Maple Valley Prime Time Business Expo

Time: September 8, 9:00AM-1:30PM
Location: Rock Creek Elementary School Gym

Join Chad and the Maple Valley Chamber of Commerce at the Farmer's Market to discover what our local businesses have to offer.  Shopping locally supports our schools, our parks, our roads, and jobs.

Beyond Oil: Transforming Transportation in Century 21

Time: September 7, 8:00AM-4:30PM
Location: Intiman Theatre, Seattle Center

This one day conference will focus on the future of transportation and discuss how the convergence of advances in information technology, communications, batteries, lightweight materials, smart grid technologies, aviation biofuels and electric vehicles are enabling the transformation of transportation by making mobility safer, faster, more affordable and greener.  Chad will be attending sessions and showing off his electric 2007 Vectrix VX-1, with 23,000 oil-free miles.

Black Diamond Labor Days

Time: September 3, 9:30AM
Location: Black Diamond, 2nd Ave. & Lawson St.

The Black Diamond Labor Days Parade is one of the best parades in King County.  Starting at 10am on Monday with the VFW's Color Guard, followed by the Police and Fire Departments and the Kids Parade we have everything from local dignitaries, community floats, marching bands, drill teams, and antique cars.  This year's theme is "We Are Family!"

Maple Valley Farmers' Market Blood Drive

Time: August 25, 10:00AM-1:00PM
Location: Rock Creek Elementary School (25700 MV-BD Rd SE)

With well oxygenated blood from the triathlon, Chad will head over to the Maple Valley Farmers' Market for their blood drive.  Everyone who donates on August 25th will receive a fresh and locally grown piece of fruit from one of the farmers at the Farmers' Market.  For more information, please visit www.crbs.net or contact 1-877-24-BLOOD. Folks interested in donating blood, should be sure to eat well, drink plenty of non-caffeinated fluids and bring picture ID.

Lake Sammamish Triathlon

Time: August 25, 7:00AM
Location: Lake Samammish Park

Join Chad and hundreds of other local athletes to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  New this year is the Retro-Tri, which has no wetsuits, no fancy bikes, or high-tech gear.  Click here to register.

King-Pierce Farm Bureau Picnic

Time: August 19, 1:00-4:00PM
Location: Farmer's Park in Enumclaw

Over a dozen candidates are scheduled to give the traditional stump speeches on the hay wagon this Sunday for the local farm bureau, and Chad is among them.  For more information, click here to visit their website.

Snoqualmie Railroad Days

Time: August 18, 10:30AM
Location: Snoqualmie, SE Epsilon St. and Schusman Ave SE

For over 70 years, Railroad Days has hosted the Grand Parade. In 2012, the Grand Parade will be held on Saturday, August 18 at 11:00am and will travel up Railroad Avenue through historic downtown Snoqualmie passing by the Snoqualmie Depot.

YarrowBay Summer BBQ

Time: August 15, 5:30-7:30PM 5:30-7:30PM
Location: Discovery Center in Black Diamond (25203 Roberts Drive)

Join YarrowBay representatives for a status update on the Villages and Lawson Hills developments in Black Diamond, as well as great BBQ provided by Richard Cain from Foothills Fireplace and Grills.  Chad will be attending to stay abreast of the issues, and is looking for opportunities for the state legislature to help address ongoing community concerns with current development plans.

Quality Education Council Meeting

Time: August 13, 9:00-2:30PM
Location: Cherberg Conference Room ABC

The agenda for this meeting of the QEC includes an update on QEC organization, review of past QEC recommendations, 2012 Legislative Session & budget summary, McCleary Lawsuit update, Jt. Task Force on Education Funding update, and a report from the Compensation Technical Working Group.  Chad will provide public comment regarding regional labor market adjustments, which were missing from the working group recommendations.

WTIA Gubernatorial Candidate Forum

Time: August 14, 7:15 - 9:15AM
Location: Davis Wright Tremaine - 1201 Third Ave., Suite #2200, Seattle

Chad's software development firm, Jetstream Software, is a member of the Washington Technology Industry Association, which is hosting a gubernatorial candidate forum and breakfast in Seattle for the technology community.  Click here to register.

The Festival at Mount Si

Time: August 11, 10:00AM
Location: North Bend

The Grand Parade goes right through the heart of downtown, rain or shine. We will line-up along Cedar Falls Way and at 10:30am proceed straight down North Bend Way, turn right onto Main, right again onto 2nd Street, and disperse into the elementary school parking area.

WSRP Unity Rally

Time: August 9, 3:30 - 5:00PM
Location: Bellevue Westin

Join Chad and Rob McKenna at the WSRP “Unity” rally featuring Governor Chris Christie at the Bellevue Westin - doors will open at 3:30pm. This rally will officially kick off the count down to the 2012 general elections!

Rob McKenna Fundraiser

Time: August 5, 5:30 - 7:30PM
Location: Erin & Dave McCallum's Home

Join Lee Keller and Mike Rusch, Lisa and Mike Kirschner, Susan Livingston, Galen and Chad Magendanz, Erin and Dave McCallum, Heidi and Jay Rodne, Katherine and Victor Ross, and Jill and Brad Toft for a summer evening to help elect an effective leader as our governor: Rob McKenna.  Suggested minimum donation is $100/person.  RSVP to Erin at 206-619-1525.

Joint Task Force on Education Funding

Time: August 3, 9:00 - 11:30AM
Location: Highline Community College Student Union

Chad will be attending this important first meeting of the Joint Task Force on Education Funding, created last session by HB 2824 in response to the Supreme Court ruling on the McCleary case, to track progress on this important work.  Assigned to the task force are also our local senators, Steve Litzow and Joe Fain, along with Rep. Marcie Maxwell.

King County GOP Summer Picnic

Time: July 28, 11:00 - 2:00PM
Location: Marymoor Park, Velodrome Shelter

Join us for grilled food, bouncy toys & family activities and hear from Chad and the rest of our elected officials and GOP candidates.  While they last, Häagen-Dazs ice cream bars will be awarded at the 5th LD GOP booth to anyone who can pronounce Chad's last name.

Seafair Triathlon

Time: July 22, 6:30AM
Location: Seward Park

Chad and his son Quinn will join athletes from all around the Pacific Northwest where they'll swim, cycle and run through beautiful Seward Park on Lake Washington to support the Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason in its mission to discover causes and cures to autoimmune diseases such as Type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, arthritis and many others.

5th LD Wine & Cheese Fundraiser

Time: July 19, 6:00 - 8:00PM
Location: Issaquah Train Depot

Come out to Issaquah and enjoy select wine, cheese, exceptional speakers and stimulating conversation with the candidates. Space is limited, so please RSVP to Nadine Gulit or Joan Crecca (scouser01@centurytel.net or 425-888-2217) by July 15th

Welcome to the 5th Legislative District!

Time: July 17, 4:00 - 6:00PM
Location: Black Diamond Bakery

With redistricting this year the 5th LD has grown on the south end to include all of Black Diamond, areas of Enumclaw, and much of the East Renton Highlands.  Join Chad and the other 5th LD Republican legislative candidates for an informal meet & greet at the Black Diamond Bakery.  Remember, ballots for the primary election drop on July 18th, so there's not much time left to make an informed decision.

Eastside Republican Club Salmon Fest

Time: July 10, 6:00PM
Location: VFW Post 2995, REdmond

Come enjoy delicious grilled salmon (and sausages for those who prefer) and hear and support our great Eastside candidates!  The club will match your contributions, proportional to the amount the candidates receive from individuals at SalmonFest, up to the amount allowed by law.

Black Diamond Miners Classic 5K Race

Time: July 7, 9:00AM
Location: Black Diamond

Join Chad for the 2012 Black Diamond Coal Miners Classic 5k Run and Walk.  Proceeds from this race will help fund the Bronze Miner Memorial at the Black Diamond Historical Museum.

Issaquah's Downhome 4th of July & Heritage Festival

Time: July 4, 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Location: Veteran's Memorial Field, Issaquah

While candidates aren't allowed to march in the Kids, Pets 'n Pride Parade at 11:00AM, we'll have a booth at Veteran's Memorial Field for the old-fashioned games, pony rides and live entertainment. Come and watch performers thrill you with their talents, test your balance in one-legged races, hop to the finish line in the sack races, bounce in the inflatables, try your hand at making butter or challenge your speed at the pie-eating contest.

Carnation 4th of July Parade

Time: July 4, 10:00AM
Location: Tolt Ave., Carnation

Join us for our first big event in Carnation since it was redistricted into the 5th Legislative District.  The morning begins with a 5K run at 8:30AM, a kiddie parade at 10:30AM, welcome address from Mayor Jim Berger at 10:45am, and the Grand Parade at 11:00AM.  Bring the family and join us as we march!

Flag Raising Ceremony

Time: July 4, 8:00AM
Location: LDS Church, Issaquah

Chad will be the featured speaker at Issaquah's morning flag raising ceremony on July 4th.  This event also features a 21 gun salute performed by our Liberty High School Junior Naval ROTC cadets.

Muni League Candidate Ratings Release Event

Time: July 2, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Location: Wooly Toad Restaurant at Newcastle Golf Club

To honor volunteers and celebrate the candidates who are running for public office, the Municipal League is hosting a Candidate Ratings Release event that will coincide with the press release for their 2012 candidate ratings and bring together many of this year's candidates, local officials, and members of the Municipal League community.

Issaquah Chamber Luncheon

Time: June 27, 11:30AM
Location: Holiday Inn, Issaquah

So what’s next after the U.S. Supreme Court Decision? How will this affect the business community? Our featured speaker for this important discussion on federal health care legislation is Dr. Roger Stark, health care policy expert at Washington Policy Center and Overlake Foundation Board Member.

Grand Ridge Plaza Groundbreaking

Time: June 26, 9:00AM
Location: Corner of 9th Avenue NE and Park, Issaquah Highlands

Join us to celebrate the start of Grand Ridge Plaza, the community’s new urban retail district at Issaquah Highlands.

Snoqualmie City Council Meeting

Time: June 25, 7:00PM
Location: City Hall, Snoqualmie

The Snoqualmie City Council meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall (38624 SE River Street).

Highlands Day

Time: June 23, 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Location: Village Green Park, Issaquah Highlands

The Highlands Day Americana-theme will be enhanced this year as we celebrate the cultural diversity of Issaquah. Travel around the globe while never leaving Village Green Park and visit hands-on exhibition booths representing different countries - many hosted by Issaquah Highlands residents.

Eastside Leadership Conference

Time: June 22, 7:30PM - 2:00PM
Location: Microsoft Conference Center

The Eastside Chamber will present a showcase of the cutting-edge innovations, technologies, resources and people that are advancing the economic vitality of the region and the global economy. Discover how to capitalize on emerging trends and opportunities and make valuable connections with Eastside business and civic leaders.

Lt. Governor's Debate

Time: June 14, 6:00PM
Location: Eagle Room, Issaquah Police Station

The Issaquah/Sammamish Tea Party is hosting the only scheduled debate between candidates for Lt. Governor.  Of course this includes Rep. Glenn Anderson, who has endorsed Chad to fill the seat in the House of Representatives that he will be vacating.

Washington Refuse and Recycling Association

Time: June 21, 5:00PM
Location: Bellevue Hilton

The Washington Refuse and Recycling Association is holding its 65th Annual Meeting from June 20th-24th at the Bellevue Hilton. Chad will be attending their reception to learn more about their industry - solid waste and recycling - and meet their members.

Issaquah School Board Meeting Board Meeting

Time: June 20, 7:00PM
Location: ISD Admin Building, Issaquah

Join us for our last school board meeting of the school year.  Agenda topics include the superintendent's annual evaluation, school discipline monitoring report, follow-up actions from the High School Schedule Committee, homework and grading best practices, and upcoming curriculum adoptions.

Eastside Transportation Association Meeting

Time: June 20, 8:00AM
Location: Master Builders Association, Bellevue

Our speaker will be John Niles, whose research interests include connected electric vehicle deployment, traffic operations management, and public transit productivity. He educates and advises on the many ways that communications and transportation interact, including teleworking, electronic service delivery, and computerization and wireless communications in cars.

Issaquah City Council Meeting

Time: June 18, 7:30PM
Location: Council Chambers, Issaquah City Hall South

Chad will attend the regular Issaquah City Council meeting to monitor issues on the agenda that are being done in partnership with state government in Olympia.

Fall City Days Parade

Time: June 16, 10:30AM
Location: Fall City

Join us for the Fall City Days Parade. We have banners, signs and T-shirts, so all you need to do is show up between 10AM and 11am with a smile on your face to share with all the folks in Fall City. Bring the kids!

King County GOP Flag Day Dinner

Time: June 14, 6:00PM
Location: Hyatt Regency, Bellevue

Our special guest this year is Janine Turner, the former actress of Emmy Award-winning series Northern Exposure, current author and political commentator and co-founder of "Constituting America."

How to Improve Young Adult Employment in WA

Time: June 14, 3:30PM
Location: Issaquah Depot Museum, Issaquah

Chad will participate in a forum on Improving Young Adult Employment sponsored by the Community Forums Network, Issaquah Chamber and the Issaquah History Museum. Panelists included Sen. Jim Kastama, Rep. Jay Rodne and Jim Spady.

Issaquah School District Graduation Ceremoniesion Ceremonies

Time: June 11, 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: Safeco Field, Seattle

The Issaquah school board will be there to officiate the Skyline, Issaquah and Liberty commencement ceremonies...all with their unique spin on the Issaquah experience. Chad will deliver the commencement speech for Issaquah High School, having done Skyline and Liberty in past years. Congratulations to the entire graduating Class of 2012!

Maple Valley Days Parade

Time: June 9, 10:00AM
Location: Lake Wilderness Elementary, Maple Valley

Join us for the first parade of the campaign season! We have banners, signs and T-shirts, so all you need to do is show up between 9am and 10AM with a smile on your face to share with all the folks in Maple Valley. Bring the kids and stay for the festival at Lake Wilderness Park!

Joel Hussey's Kick-off Breakfast

Time: June 8, 7:30AM
Location: Willows Lodge, Woodinville

Fellow Jennifer Dunn Leadship Institute classmate Joel Hussey will be announcing his campaign for State Representative in the 45th Legislative District, our neighbors to the north.  He will be running against incumbent Democrat Roger Goodman.

Renton/Kent/Covington Tea Party Meeting

Time: June 7, 6:30PM
Location: Fairwood Country Club Board Room, Renton

Private Enterprise Partnership will present a brief on Operation BluePrint.  Also joining us will be Shelby Blakely from the TPP Citizen Journalism and candidates Mark Hargrove, Brad Toft, Kristin Thompson and Andy Massagli.

WPC Environmental Policy Conference

Time: June 7, 8:30AM - 1:30PM
Location: The Westin, Seattle

This year's Environmental Conference and Lunch will feature keynote speaker Terry L. Anderson, one of the nation's leading free-market environmental policy experts for more than three decades.

Growth Management Planning Council

Time: June 6, 4:00PM
Location: PSRC 5th Floor Board Room, 1011 Western Avenue, Seattle

Chad will testify on behalf of the Issaquah School District for the King County Growth Management Planning Council in opposition to proposed policies that would prevent schools outside the urban growth boundary from serving students within the urban growth area.

Issaquah Schools Foundation End-of-Year Celebrationtion End-of-Year Celebration

Time: June 5, 6:30PM
Location: 25819 SE 25th Way, Sammamish

As an ex-officio board member of the Issaquah Schools Foundation, Chad will be joining them for their final board meeting and end-of-year potluck celebration.  There's lots to celebrate this year, with an annual luncheon benefit raising $650,000 and total fundraising this year well over $1M.  What a team effort!

Ribbon Cutting for Congressman Reichert

Time: June 4, 12:00PM
Location: 22605 SE 56th Street, Suite 130, Issaquah

As many of you know, Congressman Dave Reichert recently moved his district office to Issaquah. Please join us for a special Ribbon Cutting ceremony at the Congressman's new office location.

Relay for Life

Time: June 1, 10:00PM
Location: Skyline High School, Sammamish

As a member of the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah, Chad and his son Quinn have volunteered to man the concession stand and grill for this important community service event.  Come join us for this great opportunity to raise money and awareness for those battling cancer.

Washington State Republican Convention

Time: June 1-2
Location: Tacoma Convention Center

Chad has again been elected as a state delegate to the 2012 Washington State Republican Convention representing the 5th Legislative District, and will be participating in our grassroots democratic process for creating a state platform and selecting delegates for the national convention in Tampa.

33rd Annual Issaquah Community Awards

Time: May 31, 6:00PM
Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Issaquah

Robin Kelley, Director of Festivals, and Chad have been selected to close the annual community awards ceremony with a special poem.

Issaquah NJROTC Disestablishment Ceremony

Time: May 30, 6:00PM
Location: Issaquah High School

Chad will be joining the VFW again to present MSgt Richard "Top" DeMarco an award for the amazing work he's done with our cadets over the last decade.

Issaquah Memorial Day Celebration

Time: May 28, 10:00AM
Location: Hillside Cemetery, Issaquah

The VFW has asked Chad to be guest speaker at the Memorial Day commemoration at Issaquah's Hillside Cemetery.  The event will also feature the Issaquah High School NJROTC, who will perform a 21-gun salute and provide color guard for the event.

Filing Week

Time: May 14th to 18th

Chad files online and shares some comments about what the oath of office means to him.

King County GOP Convention

Time: April 28, 9:00AM
Location: Washington State Convention Center

Join us at the King County GOP Convention where we have a unique opportunity to participate in framing the debates for the 2012 election cycle by adopting a county platform.  In addition, you'll hear from speakers running for many of our federal, statewide, and legislative races in 2012, including Chad.

10th Annual 'Hooked on Fishing' Trout Derby

Time: April 27, 8:00PM
Location: Lake Wilderness, Maple Valley

Chad has volunteered with the The Greater Maple Valley - Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce to help direct traffic at the boat launch from 8pm until past midnight.

League of Education Voters Meet & Greet

Time: March 26, 6:30-8:30PM
Location: Kelly Munn's House

Thanks to Kelly Munn and the League of Education Voters Key Advocates for hosting a Meet & Greet fundraiser at her house. We had a fantastic discussion with over a dozen attendees, including Rep. Katrina Asay.

5th Legislative District Caucus

Time: March 31, 10:00AM
Location: Tahoma Junior High School

Chad will be the first candidate to address our delegates while we wait for the credential report at the 5th Legislative District caucus.  The campaign is also hosting a concessions area along with Operation Support Our Troups.

Campaign Kickoff Breakfast

Time: March 27, 7:30-8:30AM
Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 1800 NW Gilman Blvd, Issaquah

Our 5th Legislative District campaign kickoff will be a breakfast event at the Issaquah Hilton Garden Inn just off the intersection of I-90 and SR-900.  We have invited a very special guest speaker, so stay tuned!

To register for this event online, click here.

Bellevue Meet & Greet

Time: March 19, 7:00PM
Location: Jody Mull's House, 6061 167th Ave SE, Bellevue

Jody Mull and Betsy Cohen have extended an invitation to many of their friends in Stand for Children and the League of Education Voters to meet with Chad at Jody's home on Cougar Mountain.  They are hosting the event so that education advocates throughout the area can get to know him, speak about him out in the community, and help raise money for his campaign.

Olympia Meet & Greet

Time: March 7, 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Location: Steve & Kathy Gano's House, 205 15th Ave. SW, Olympia

Steve and Kathy Gano have graciously allowed us the use of their home behind the Irv Newhouse Building to host midday wine and snacks for our friends in the Third House.  This is an informal opportunity to meet Chad and help him better understand your clients and their legislative priorities.

Kiwanis PC Clinic

Time: March 4, 10:00AM
Location: Gibson Hall

Run down? Fighting a virus? Are things taking longer to process? If your computer’s list of maladies seems to outnumber yours this cold and flu season, let Chad and the experts in the Issaquah Kiwanis Young Professionals Club identify and help fix the problem at a PC Clinic on Sunday at Gibson Hall, 105 Newport Way S.W., Issaquah. Computers can be dropped off from 10 a.m. to noon and picked up from noon to 2 p.m.  All services are free, but donations are gladly accepted to support Kiwanis’ local community service projects.

Republican Presidental Caucus

Time: March 3, 10:00AM
Location: Tahoma Junior High School

Chad is an elected Precinct Committee Officer for the Hass Precinct and has been appointed as PCO for the Colleen Precinct, which represents two-thirds of the Mirrormont community on Tiger Mountain.  Both precincts will be caucusing at Tahoma Junion High School at 25600 Summit Landsburg Rd. in Ravensdale, WA this Saturday.  Doors open at 9:00AM and the caucus begins at 10:00AM, so don't miss this opportunity to get involved in the political process and help pick our delegates and nominee for President in 2012.

Remember, Washington is the last state before Super Tuesday and a victory here will be a huge momentum builder for the winning GOP candidate.  Your only chance to cast a vote in the Presidental Straw Poll is by participating in your local precinct caucus.

Public Testimony in Olympia

Time: Thursday, March 1st at 10:00AM
Location: House Ways & Means Committee, HHR A

Chad will be giving public testimony to the House Ways & Means Committee in opposition to HB 2813, which reduces local school district levy authority by $313M per year. Of that, $173.5M has already been approved by voters and would go uncollected. In our district, that amounts to $5.3M annually, which is 13% of our levy revenues and represents 70 classroom teachers. Overall, 108 of our largest school districts would be affected by this lowering of the levy lid, representing 70% of Washington State students.

5th District Republican PCO Meeting

Time: Feburary 23, 7:00PM
Location: Issaquah Police Station, Eagle Room

With all the important preparations for pooled precinct caucus on March 3rd, Chad is still scheduled as the first speaker on the agenda for the February 23rd meeting of the 5th District Republicans.  As Bob Brunjes put it, "This is a must attend for all PCOs."

Washington State PTA Focus Day

Time: Feburary 20
Location: The Urban Onion, Olympia

Join Chad in Olympia for the 2012 Washington State PTA Focus Day as we march and rally on the Capitol steps.

Issaquah/Sammamish Tea Party Meeting

Time: Feburary 16, 6:30PM
Location: King County Library System Service Center

Chad will be one of two guest speakers for the first 2012 meeting of the Tea Party Patriots and Eastside Citizens for Responsible Government.  This organization is dedicated to the principles of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets.

NSBA Legislative Conference

Time: Feburary 4-8
Location: Washington D.C.

As coordinating member for Washington's 8th Congressional District, Chad will be attending this year's National School Board Association Federal Relations Network annual conference in Washington D.C.  He will meet with both Washington State Senators and many of our Representatives in Congress to discuss important issues such as reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Maple Valley Moms

Time: Thursday, Feburary 2nd at 10:00AM
Location: Maple Valley Library

Essie Hicks has graciously arranged for Chad to meet the Maple Valley Mom's group this coming Thursday at 10AM in the Maple Valley Library.  Snacks will be provided for the children, as well as supplies to make paper flower gardens while we chat.

Public Testimony in Olympia

Time: Tuesday, January 31st at 8:00AM
Location: House Education Appropriations & Oversight Committee, HHR A

Chad will be giving public testimony to the House Education Appropriations & Oversight Committee in support of the Fund Education First Bill (HB 2533).  This bill is critical to prompt implementation of remedies from the Supreme Court decision on the McCleary case, decided on January 5th.  He will be representing the Issaquah School Board, who has adopted a resolution supporting this measure, and the Washington State PTA, who adopted a Fund Education First legislative postion that he sponsored last year.

WSSDA Legislative Conference

Time: January 28-30
Location: Red Lion Inn, Olympia

Chad and the WSSDA Legislative Committee will host school board members, superintendents, and school admistrators from throughout Washington state for the annual WSSDA Legislative Conference this weekend.  Guest speakers include State Superintendent Randy Dorn, Congressman Jay Inslee, Rep. Bruce Dammeier, Rep. Pat Sullivan, Rep. Gary Alexander and Tom Ahearne, lead plaintiff counsel for the McCleary case.  The conference culminates on Monday with meetings on the hill with all our state legislators.

Press Release

Time: Thursday, January 5th
Location: King County Library System Service Center

Contact: Terry J. LaBrue, APRR
LaBrue Communications
425-427-8481
E-mail: tlabrue@comcast.net

Chad Magendanz Announces for Election in 5th Legislative District

ISSAQUAH, WA -- With the focus to “jumpstart education and jobs,” community and education leader, Chad Magendanz has announced his 2012 bid for the newly reshaped 5th Legislative District seat currently held by Rep. Glenn Anderson (R-Fall City).

Magendanz is recognized as one of the most visible members of the Issaquah School Board and has been a longstanding advocate for both education reform and fiscal responsibility. He 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. Magendanz is focused on holding the line on education cuts while supporting a fair business climate to fuel our 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.

“During my career at Microsoft, I personally represented the company to U.S. senators and congressional staff, state attorneys general, hundreds of Fortune 500 CEOs, and thousands of industry insiders. As president of the Issaquah School Board, I’ve represented the school district’s 17,313 students and 58,258 voters and set priorities for its $286 million annual budget. Now I have a unique opportunity to apply my enthusiasm and ability in serving families in the 5th Legislative District. Please allow me the opportunity to support and defend your interests in Olympia.”

ABOUT CHAD MAGENDANZ

Magendanz was appointed to the Issaquah School Board in 2008 and elected in November of 2009. He served as Legislative Representative from 2009 to 2011 and was elected as President in December 2011. His efforts on the board have helped the district maintain high standards despite nearly $16 million in cuts. For the past two years the district has received the highest rating in the state from the Center for American Progress for “Return on Educational Investment” (student achievement per dollar spent), maintaining the lowest administrative overhead in King County for an average savings of $4 million annually. For the past 3 years, the Issaquah school board has also been named Board of Distinction by the Washington State School Directors Association (WSSDA) and maintained clean state audits.

Magendanz is also 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. As a 2009 PTA Outstanding Advocate, he was appointed to represent the Washington State PTA on the state’s new Online Learning Advisory Committee. He is also a 2011 graduate of both Leadership WSSDA and the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute.

Magendanz received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University where he majored in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. 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 7 years, he’s been a freelance software design consultant for Microsoft as well as for Nike, Panasonic and other award-winning 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. An avid conservationist, outdoorsman, hiker and triathlete, Magendanz is a Kiwanis member, GOP precinct committee officer, PTSA legislative representative, and classroom volunteer.

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Media Alert - 02 Jan 12

Mr. Chad Magendanz will make a public announcement to the media on Thursday, January 5, @ 10:00 a.m. at the King County Library System Service Center, 960 Newport Way, Issaquah, WA 98027.

Chad Magendanz is currently president of the Issaquah School Board, serving his second term representing the 17,313 students and 58,258 voters of the school district in local communities, Olympia and Washington D.C.  He also serves on the Legislative Committee of the Washington State School Directors Association and National School Board Association’s Federal Relations Network.  As a 2009 PTA Outstanding Advocate, he was appointed to represent the Washington State PTA on the state’s new Online Learning Advisory Committee.

Magendanz is a graduate of Cornell University where he majored in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.  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 over 20 patent awards and personally represented the company to U.S. senators and congressional staff, state attorneys general, hundreds of Fortune 500 CEOs, and thousands of technology industry insiders.  For the last 7 years, he’s been a freelance software design consultant for Microsoft as well as for Nike, Panasonic and other award-winning local high tech companies.

A resident of the Tiger Mountain community in Issaquah, Magendanz is married to his wife Galen, a materials science engineer at Honeywell in Redmond.  They have two children aged twelve and fifteen who attend Maywood Middle and Liberty High School. An avid conservationist, outdoorsman, hiker and triathlete, Magendanz is a Kiwanis member, GOP precinct committee officer, PTSA legislative representative, and classroom volunteer.  

Opportunities for interviews and photos will follow the press conference.

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