41st District rep candidate forum set for Aug. 14

August 6, 2013

By Staff

The 41st District Democrats will hold an Aug. 14 forum to hear from candidates vying to assume the state representative seat vacated by Marcie Maxwell.

Maxwell announced her resignation from elected office July 9 to accept a position with the state’s Legislative Affairs and Policy Office.

Nine people have already expressed interest in participating in the forum, 41st District Democrats Chairwoman Karol Brown said.

Mercer Island residents Tana Senn, a City Councilwoman, Maureen Judge, a businesswoman who ran for state Senate and David Ellis, a field director with Washington United for Marriage, intend to participate; as well as Newcastle residents Tony Ventrella, a sports broadcaster, and Claudia Hirschey, a member of the King County Boundary Review Board, Bellevue resident George Pieper, a businessman, and Sammamish residents Don Gerend, a City Councilman, Kelly Munn, the state field director with the League of Education Voters, and Gregory Hoover, an attorney who ran for the state House of Representatives, have expressed interest in filling Maxwell’s seat and attending the forum.

The Aug. 14 forum goes from 7-9 p.m. at the King County Library System Service Center, 960 Newport Way N.W., Issaquah.

The 41st District Democrats will then narrow the field to three possible candidates at their Aug. 21 meeting, from 7-9 p.m., at the East Shore Unitarian Church, 12700 S.E. 32nd St., Bellevue.

The King County Council will appoint Maxwell’s successor from among those three.



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