Alison Meryweather files for school board
May 21, 2013
As she promised when she was appointed to the Issaquah School Board at the end of March, Alison Meryweather has officially announced that she will run for election.
Meryweather occupies the District 4 seat, representing the majority of the downtown Issaquah corridor, the Issaquah Highlands, Mirrormont and the district’s southeast corner. She was appointed to the board March 20, filling the seat that was left vacant when Chad Magendanz resigned to serve in the state Legislature.
The Issaquah mother of two looks forward to continuing the board’s work, if re-elected, she said in a statement.
“My focus is to ensure that the district’s priorities are student-centered, community based and fiscally responsible,” she said. “Our children and teachers deserve our best efforts to support their success. Our parents deserve transparency for where their money is spent to get results.”
Meryweather has served on local PTSA boards for the past 12 years, including a term as the president of the Issaquah PTSA Council. She also was the council’s advocacy representative for three years, traveling to Olympia to encourage legislators to pass education reforms.
Meryweather is a trustee with the Issaquah Schools Foundation and a board member with Volunteers for Issaquah Schools, a group that runs the district’s bond and levy campaigns.
Meryweather graduated from the University of Wisconsin, where she studied political science and French. She has two daughters that attend Issaquah High School.
“A school board election is always a dialogue about our common investment in the future of each child,” she said. “I look forward to that.”
Meryweather will face Lisa Callan in the Nov. 5 election.