June 10, 2010
UPDATED — 7:40 a.m. June 11, 2010
Candidates to represent Issaquah in Olympia readied campaign plans as the Friday deadline to file for election approached.
State Rep. Glenn Anderson announced his campaign late Thursday, a week after Democrat Dean Willard kicked off his bid for the seat. Anderson, a Fall City Republican, has held the 5th Legislative District post for a decade.
May 25, 2010
Issaquah School District officials met with state legislators to discuss the 2009 session at a meeting May 12.
The meeting was held before the evening’s regular school board meeting.
State Sens. Rodney Tom and Randy Gordon, and state Reps. Glenn Anderson, Deborah Eddy and Marcie Maxwell met with Issaquah School Board members to address education initiatives from the legislative session.
They also talked about reconciling the state’s budget this year and the expected budget gap coming next session that could greatly impact services to districts. Legislators said school districts, unions and parents would need to work together with one voice and agenda to help secure critical funding.
In addition, the officials and legislators spoke about the state’s Race to the Top application and legislative work around education reform through House Bill 2261.
Legislators also addressed rumblings of a potential initiative to go before voters for a state income tax. However, legislators said they have yet to see the initiative, nor have they heard of anyone who has signed onto it.
January 7, 2010
NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 7, 2010
Bellevue Republican Gregg Bennett launched a campaign Tuesday for the District 48 state Senate seat. The district includes the South Cove neighborhoods in western Issaquah.
Bennett described himself as a moderate Republican who said his No. 1 priority as a state lawmaker would be education. He touted his involvement with community, education and sports groups.
“I’m ready to roll up my sleeves to get administrators, principals, teachers, parents, kids…and even our legislative leaders all working together towards the same goal — to make sure our kids are our first priority and their futures are bright,” Bennett said in a news release.
Besides South Cove in Issaquah, the district includes parts of Bellevue, Kirkland and Redmond.
October 22, 2008
I-90 undercrossing among projects to be put on hold
Prior to their meeting with state legislators Oct. 13, Issaquah’s mayor and City Council entertained hopes that state money might be found for local projects. Read more