March 13, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. March 13, 2015
Fifth District state Reps. Jay Rodne, R-Snoqualmie, and Chad Magendanz, R-Issaquah, are holding three town hall meetings, in Maple Valley, Issaquah and North Bend, on March 14.
At the hour-long meetings attendees can ask questions, and the lawmakers will offer an update on the legislative session.
The Issaquah meeting is from 1-2 p.m. Issaquah Fire Department Station, 71 190 E. Sunset Way.
September 16, 2014
The public is invited to the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery for a special tour and presentation — “Salmon Recovery…We Can’t Do It Alone” — Sept. 19.
Learn about the impact on the Lake Sammamish watershed of human activity and ways individuals and policy makers can create an environment in which salmon can thrive. The Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery has invited those who make decisions within their respective jurisdictions that impact the watershed to this special presentation.
Speakers will include:
September 2, 2014
King County certified the primary election results Aug. 19, setting the stage for the November general election.
Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert maintained his lead in the 8th Congressional District race, ending up with 36,305 votes or 58.96 percent. The Democratic challengers trailed with Jason Ritchie earning 19,665 or 31.94 percent and Keith Arnold receiving 5,489 or 8.91 percent.
August 12, 2014
Incumbents led the pack as King County announced the latest tally of primary ballots Aug. 8.
Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert shot out to an early lead in the 8th Congressional District race, gaining 35,979 votes or 58.97 percent. The Democratic challengers trailed with Jason Ritchie earning 19,479 or 31.93 percent and Keith Arnold receiving 5,440 or 8.92 percent.
July 8, 2014
Voters will have four choices for state representative in the 5th Legislative District primary Aug. 5.
The two candidates who receive the most votes will run in the Nov. 4 general election.
Incumbent Republican Chad Magendanz will run again. He touts his expertise on educational issues and his willingness to reach across the aisle as reasons for residents to re-elect him.
June 17, 2014
State Rep. Jay Rodne, R-Snoqualmie, invites constituents of the 5th Legislative District to take part in an hour-long telephone town hall 6:30 p.m. June 25.
Residents can participate by dialing 1-800-773-9429 toll free shortly before the town hall begins. At any time during the call, listeners can get in the queue to ask a question by pressing the star (*) key on their telephone keypads.
June 17, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. June 17, 2014
Fifth District Rep. Chad Magendanz will take part in a discussion on higher education June 18.
“Closing the Skills Gap: How Higher Education, Business and Policy Can Collaborate,” will draw a diverse set of experts to discuss actions that more effectively integrate the collaboration between businesses and higher education institutions.
June 3, 2014
For the first time in years, Washington Votes did not list local politicians at the top of its annual Missed Votes Report.
In the 2014 legislative session, Reps. Jay Rodne (R-5th, North Bend) and Chad Magendanz (R-5th, Issaquah) as well as Sen. Mark Mullet (D-5th, Issaquah) ranked low in the report.
Magendanz didn’t miss any votes and Mullet only missed two. Rodne missed the most out of local representation, with eight total.
May 20, 2014
Rep. Chad Magendanz (R-5th Issaquah) wants to continue putting education front and center.
After a busy freshman term in the state House, Magendanz said he has learned a lot and had a great time doing so. He kicked off his re-election campaign May 9 to seek another two years in the Legislature.
“I’m having a blast,” he said. “It’s very rewarding. It can be frustrating, but when you connect with people, it’s really rewarding.”
May 13, 2014
Issaquah’s Lobbyist Doug Levy tried to make legislator lemonade out of the lemons given in the most recent legislative session.
He presented a post-session update to the City Council during the April 7 meeting and found some positive things to say about a relatively uneventful session.
“My sum up of this session would be there were certainly not areas where we feel like there was any significant harm done,” Levy said. “It’s just that I would have liked to be able to report more progress to you. It was a little bit more of a running-in-place kind of session.”