Mercer Island Councilmember Tana Senn likely to be tapped for state rep next week

September 5, 2013

NEW — 8:45 p.m. Sept. 5, 2013

Tana Senn

Tana Senn

Washington’s newest state lawmaker is likely to be Mercer Island City Councilmember Tana Senn, who likely will be appointed to the state House next week.

A Metropolitan King County Council committee unanimously voted this week to send Senn’s nomination to the full council on Monday, spokesman Al Sanders said. She had been the top choice of local Democratic Party officials to fill a vacancy created by former state Rep. Marcie Maxwell’s decision to join Gov. Jay Inslee’s education team.

If the selection is formalized, it will mark a quick political ascension for Senn, a 42-year-old consultant who work for a national Jewish women’s organization before coming to the Seattle area about a decade ago. Read more

Democrats select candidates for 41st District

August 27, 2013

Mercer Island City Councilwoman Tana Senn emerged as the frontrunner among three possible replacements to fill the 41st District state representative seat vacated by Marcie Maxwell.

Maxwell, a Democrat, resigned her seat July 9 to take a job with the governor’s office. To fill the seat, members of her party nominated three candidates to replace her and presented those nominations to the King County Council.

The 41st district stretches from the northern parts of Renton to the southern parts of Sammamish, encompassing Mercer Island and Newcastle, and parts of Issaquah and Bellevue.

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41st District Democrats select candidates to replace Marcie Maxwell

August 22, 2013

NEW — 2:22 p.m. Aug. 22, 2013

Mercer Island City Councilwoman Tana Senn emerged as the frontrunner among three possible replacements to fill the 41st District state representative seat vacated by Marcie Maxwell.

Maxwell, a Democrat, resigned her seat July 9 to take a job with the governor’s office. To fill the seat, members of her party nominated three candidates to replace her and presented those nominations to the King County Council.

The 41st district stretches from the northern parts of Renton to the southern parts of Sammamish, encompassing Mercer Island and Newcastle, and parts of Issaquah and Bellevue.

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Democrats host candidate forum for 41st district seat

August 13, 2013

The 41st District Democrats are hosting a moderated candidate forum for individuals seeking the appointment to State Rep. Marcie Maxwell’s vacated seat.

Five candidates seeking the appointment will participate in the candidate forum from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 14 at the King County Library Services Center, 960 Newport Way N.W.

There will be a 30-minute public meet-and-greet opportunity before the candidate forum. The candidate forum will be attended by the 41st District Democrats Precinct Committee Officers, members of the 41st District Democrats organization and the general public. All are welcome to attend this public forum.

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Local legislator Marcie Maxwell takes position with state office

July 16, 2013

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

Maxwell will join the state office as the senior education policy adviser.

Rep. Marcie Maxwell

Rep. Marcie Maxwell

“I’ve been honored to serve the people of the 41st District in South and East King County, and believe that my new position in the governor’s office will continue my work on their priorities for our state,” Maxwell said in a statement.

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