|Washington House of Representatives, District 5b|
|January 14, 2013 - present|
|January 3, 2017|
|Years in position||2|
|Assistant Floor Leader|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Issaquah School Board|
|High school||Holland Patent Central High|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||12|
|Citations||Navy Achievement Medal, Pistol Marksmanship|
|Date of birth||24 May 1967|
|Place of birth||New York, NY|
Magendanz received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University where he majored in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He served in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear submarine officer. For the next 10 years, Magendanz worked as a full-time program manager at Microsoft, where he shipped 16 products and received over 20 patent awards. Since 2004, he’s been a freelance software design consultant for Microsoft as well as for Nike, Panasonic and other award-winning local high tech companies. Chad was appointed to the Issaquah School Board in 2008 and elected in November of 2009. He served as Legislative Representative from 2009 to 2011 and was elected as President in 2011.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Magendanz served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Higher Education|
|• Technology and Economic Development|
Magendanz's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
- Educate to fuel economic growth
- Excerpt: "Promote free markets & fair business practices
- Excerpt: "Budget based on priorities of government
- Excerpt: "Champion fiscal responsibility
- Excerpt: "Demand performance accountability
- Excerpt: "The Issaquah School District has achieved the highest rating for education investment – student achievement for dollar spent. With the lowest administrative overhead in King County and the best credit rating in the state, we’ve shown we can make every dollar count. We owe it to our children to do more with our limited resources and embrace new methods and technologies to prepare them for the 21st century."
- Excerpt: "Many in the 5th District were dealt a crippling blow from the economic downturn. We need a representative in Olympia who can show fiscal responsibility and reduce spending...just as we’re all now doing in our homes and small businesses. A budgeting process based on priorities of government instead of gimmicks will help restore meaningful economic growth and stability."
- Excerpt: "We must work to achieve a balance of growth and protection of the environment, ever mindful of the impact to local businesses and private property rights. Whether we propose better use of our resources or make sensible policy in Olympia to promote promising new ones, it’s up to us to protect our state for our children and their children."
- Excerpt: "I will fight to defend the constitutional rights and civil liberties of our citizens. This includes a woman’s right to choose, balanced with respect for religious beliefs and parental rights over minors. America is the land of freedom and opportunity, and that should apply without regard to race, creed, color, gender or sexual orientation."
Elections for all 49 districts (98 seats) in the Washington House of Representatives took place in 2014. A blanket primary election took place on August 5, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014. Colin Alexander (D) and Ryan Dean Burkett (I) were defeated by David Spring (D) and incumbent Chad Magendanz (R) in the primary. Spring was defeated by Magendanz in the general election.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 5b General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Chad Magendanz Incumbent||59%||26,287|
Magendanz won election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives, District 5b. Magendanz advanced past the August 7 blanket primary election and defeated David Spring (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 5b, General Election, 2012|
|Washington State House of Representatives, District 5b Blanket Primary, 2012|
|Independent||Ryan Dean Burkett||4.4%||1,202|
In Washington, there is a $1,800 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.
Comprehensive donor information for Magendanz is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Magendanz raised a total of $92,064 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.
|Chad Magendanz's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Washington State House, District 5||$92,064|
|Grand Total Raised||$92,064|
2012Magendanz won election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Magendanz raised a total of $92,064.
|Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Chad Magendanz's campaign in 2012|
|5th Legislative District Republicans||$2,250|
|Education Political Action Fund||$1,800|
|Washington State Auto Dealers Association||$1,800|
|Cambia Health Solutions||$1,800|
|Binder, Katherine A||$1,800|
|Total Raised in 2012||$92,064|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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Missed Votes Report
In March 2014, Washington Votes, the state’s premier legislative information website, released its annual Missed Votes Report, which provides detailed missed roll call votes on bills for every state legislator during the 2014 legislative session. The 2014 regular session included a total of 515 votes in the State House and 396 in the State Senate, as well as 1,372 bills introduced total in the legislature and 237 bills passed. Out of all roll call votes, 90 individual legislators did not miss any votes. 3 individual legislators missed more than 50 votes. Magendanz missed 0 votes in a total of 1211 roll calls.
In 2014, Magendanz's endorsements included the following:
- The Seattle Times (2014, 2012)
- The Issaquah Press
- SnoValley Star
- The League of Education Voters (2014, 2012)
- Stand for Children (2014, 2012)
- Graduate Washington (2014, 2012)
- National Federation of Independent Business (2014, 2012)
- Association of Washington Business
- SEATTLE KingCounty REALTORS® (2014, 2012)
- Washington Multi-Family Housing Association
Magendanz and his wife, Galen, have two sons.
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- Profile from Open States
- Profile by Vote-USA
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Facebook page
- Twitter feed
- Campaign contributions: 2012
- Vote 4 Chad, "Biography," accessed Sept. 23, 2013
- Vote 4 Chad, "Issues," accessed July 14, 2014
- Washington Secretary of State, "2014 Candidates Who Have Filed," accessed May 20, 2014
- Washington Secretary of State, "August 5, 2014 Primary Results," accessed August 5, 2014
- Washington Secretary of State, "Official general election results, 2014," accessed December 2, 2014
- Washington Secretary of State, "2012 candidates appearing in the primary," accessed Sept. 23, 2013
- Washington State Public Disclosure Commission, "State executive and legislative candidates," accessed Sept. 23, 2013
- Follow the Money, "Magendanz, Chad," accessed September 30, 2013
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed July 23, 2014
- Washington Policy Center, "2014 Missed Votes Report for Legislators Released," March 18, 2014
- Vote 4 Chad, "Endorsements," accessed July 14, 2014
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed April 16, 2014
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