Candidates tout endorsements as Election Day nears

October 27, 2009

Issaquah city and schools candidates rolled out long lists of endorsements — from elected officials, community leaders, business groups and political parties — during the push for votes.

Endorsements provide fodder for campaign ads and reassure voters with questions about candidates. The nods can also provide clues to party affiliations of candidates in the nonpartisan City Council and school board races.

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New school board member sworn in Nov. 12

November 19, 2008

Chad Magendanz was sworn into office at the Issaquah School Board’s Nov. 12 meeting.

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Magendanz fills school board slot

November 4, 2008

Chad Magendanz

School board members selected Chad Magendanz to fill their vacant District 4 position Oct. 28.

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School board chooses new member

October 29, 2008

UPDATED — 1:42 a.m. October 29, 2008

The Issaquah School Board has appointed Chad Magendanz to fill its vacant Director District 4 position.

The board select Magendanz at its meeting Tuesday night, after its second round of interviews.

Magendanz is a design lead for a software company based in Kirkland and a parent volunteer in schools, as well as active in educational advocacy groups, like Stand for Children and the PTSA.

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School board candidates interview for position

October 22, 2008

After nearly two hours of interview questions, five Issaquah School Board candidates breathed a sigh of relief Oct. 20 with the first hurdle for the vacant District Director 4 position behind them.

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Five apply for school board position

October 14, 2008

Five candidates have applied to fill the vacant District Director 4 position on the Issaquah School Board.

Applications were submitted by Steven Ellis, Chad Magendanz, Margaret Moe, Carla Wigen and Jeffrey Wood by the Oct. 13 deadline to fill the position that represents the Issaquah Highlands, Issaquah downtown core, Preston, Mirrormont and Tiger Mountain areas. Read more

Wanted: volunteer for school board

September 19, 2008

As expected, Issaquah School Board Member Mike Winkler officially resigned his position Sept. 11.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to be on the board and to work with all the key players that make up the Issaquah School District,” Winkler said. “It has all been about the kids and my really strong belief in public education. I made this decision because of a difficult family circumstance. It is the right decision.”

Before leaving, Winkler called a variety of school district officials and community leaders to the floor to thank them for their service and dedication to the district. He also gave each a box of chocolates as a parting gift.

Winkler announced his intent to resign from the board June 25. He then cited new work related responsibilities and the desire to spend more time with his family.

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