Chad Magendanz

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Chad Magendanz
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Washington House of Representatives, District 5b
In office
January 14, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 2
Assistant Floor Leader
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
Prior offices
Issaquah School Board
High schoolHolland Patent Central High
Bachelor'sCornell University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service12
CitationsNavy Achievement Medal, Pistol Marksmanship
Date of birth24 May 1967
Place of birthNew York, NY
ProfessionManager, Microsoft
ReligionUnitarian Universalist
Office website
Personal website
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.


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. [1]

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:

  • Core Tenets:
• Educate to fuel economic growth
• Promote free markets & fair business practices
• Budget based on priorities of government
• Champion fiscal responsibility
• Demand performance accountability
  • Education:
"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."
  • Economy:
"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."
  • Environment:
"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."
  • Freedom:
"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."[2]



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.[3][4]

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 $1,800 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[5] 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.[6]

Chad Magendanz's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 5 Won $92,064
Grand Total Raised $92,064


Magendanz won election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Magendanz raised a total of $92,064.


Magendanz and his wife, Galen, have two sons.[7]

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