Rep. Chad Magendanz (pronounced like Häagen-Dazs) is serving his second term as state representative for the 5th Legislative District. He is the ranking Republican on the House Education Committee and is a member on the House Appropriations and House Technology and Economic Development committees. Previously he served as the Issaquah School Board President and in other leading roles for regional and statewide education-related committees and boards.
Chad earned an electrical engineering degree from Cornell and served as an officer in the U.S. Navy for 12 years. Having worked at Microsoft for over 20 years in various roles, he still contracts as a software design consultant for many local and international firms.
He and his wife of 26 years, Galen, reside in Issaquah and have two sons.