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Chad Magendanz



5th District
Position 2
Issaquah

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About Chad

PERSONAL:
Chad has lived in the 5th Legislative District for more than 19 years. Chad and his wife, Galen, have two teenage sons.

EDUCATION:
Electrical Engineering Degree from Cornell University

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • 12 years as an officer in the U.S. Navy
  • 10 years as a full-time manager at Microsoft
  • 10 years as a software design consultant
  • More than 20 Microsoft patent awards

LEADERSHIP ASSIGNMENTS:
Assistant Floor Leader, 2013 – current

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

  • Elected as Issaquah School Board President in 2011
  • Elected as School Board Legislative Representative in 2009
  • Elected to WSSDA Legislative Committee in 2009 and 2011
  • Appointed NSBA Legislative Coordinator for Congressional District 8
  • Appointed to Washington Online Learning Advisory Committee
  • Treasurer and executive board member for Kiwanis Club of Issaquah
  • Coordinator for Stand for Children and Safe Roads for Issaquah political action committee
  • 2011 graduate of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute

AWARDS:

  • 2014 Pioneer Award, Digital Public Schools Alliance
  • 2013 Cornerstone Award, Association of Washington Business
  • 2009 Washington State PTA Outstanding Advocate