Chad Magendanz

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Chad Magendanz
Chad Magendanz.jpg
Washington House of Representatives, District 5b
In office
January 14, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
ProfessionManager, Microsoft
Campaign website
Chad Magendanz is a Republican member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 5. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Magendanz served on the following committees:

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Higher Education
Technology and Economic Development


Campaign themes


Magendanz's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Education
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."
  • Economy
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."
  • Environment
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."
  • Freedom
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."



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[2][3]

Washington House of Representatives, District 5b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChad Magendanz 55.2% 35,961
     Democratic David Spring 44.8% 29,156
Total Votes 65,117
Washington State House of Representatives, District 5b Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChad Magendanz 53.5% 14,654
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Spring 42.1% 11,526
     Independent Ryan Dean Burkett 4.4% 1,202
Total Votes 27,382

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[4]


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


Magendanz and his wife, Galen, have two children.[5]

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Preceded by
Glenn Anderson (R)
Washington House of Representatives District 5
Succeeded by