Brian Deagle to remain Issaquah School Board president
December 18, 2012
By Lillian O'Rorke
Brian Deagle will remain president of the Issaquah School Board after receiving an unanimous vote from fellow board members Dec. 12 to keep the position throughout 2013.
As per district policy, the board is required to elect a new president each year. Superintendent Steve Rasmussen opened the floor for nominations and Deagle was quickly nominated without contest.
This is a the second time this year the board has unanimously voted for Deagle for board president. The first came Aug. 22, when then-board President Chad Magendanz stepped down because of his bid for a seat in the Legislature.
Magendanz has since won the election and is transitioning to his new role as the state representative for the 5th Legislative District. His last school board meeting will be Jan. 9.
Before the vote during the Dec. 12 meeting, Rasmussen gave both men a gavel to thank them for their service as board presidents in 2012.
Elected to the school board in 2007 and again in 2011, Deagle has a degree in chemical engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law. During the day, he works as a senior attorney at Microsoft and lives in Sammamish with his wife and two daughters, who attend Skyline High School.