State Rep. Marcie Maxwell garners education honor

May 29, 2012

By Staff

State Rep. Marcie Maxwell received the highest honor from the Washington Education Association — a Friend of Education award — for efforts to address critical issues facing public education and improve students’ lives.

Maxwell, a former Renton School Board member and a Renton Democrat, is a longtime advocate for improving the public education system in the Evergreen State. In the state House of Representatives, she led efforts to pass education funding reform bills.

Maxwell represents the 41st Legislative District — parts of Issaquah, Bellevue, Mercer Island, Newcastle, Renton and Sammamish.

In the House, she serves in a legislative leadership role as the deputy majority leader for education and opportunity, and as co-chairwoman of the Quality Education Council.

Maxwell faces a challenge from Republican Tim Eaves on the November ballot.

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