Tana Senn replaces Marcie Maxwell
September 10, 2013
Mercer Island City Councilwoman Tana Senn will fill the 41st District state representative seat vacated by Marcie Maxwell.
The Metropolitan King County Council appointed her Sept. 9. Senn had been the top choice of local Democratic Party officials to fill the vacancy created by Maxwell’s decision to join Gov. Jay Inslee’s education team.
It marks a quick political ascension for Senn, a 42-year-old consultant who worked for a national Jewish women’s organization before coming to the Seattle area about a decade ago.
Senn was appointed to the Mercer Island City Council in January after serving as campaign manager for another council member, according to her campaign website. She had been running for a full term on the City Council.
She took the lead in the race to replace Maxwell after party officials chose her over local activist David Ellis and George Pieper, a former vice president of the Greater Seattle Business Association.
She will serve until the term ends in 2014.