Marcie Maxwell takes position with state office

July 9, 2013

By Staff

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NEW — 5:15 p.m. July 9, 2013

Marcie Maxwell

Marcie Maxwell

State Rep. Marcie Maxwell announced her resignation from elected office today to accept a position with the state’s Legislative Affairs and Policy Office.

Maxwell will join the state office as the senior education policy adviser in July.

“I’ve been honored to serve the people of the 41st District in South and East King County, and believe that my new position in the governor’s office will continue my work on their priorities for our state,” Maxwell said in a statement.

Maxwell brings a background in education policy and funding to the new leadership role focusing on K-12, early learning and higher education policy in the state.

She has served the 41st Legislative District since 2009. Her district includes the communities of Bellevue, Beaux Arts, Issaquah, Mercer Island, Newcastle, Renton and Sammamish.

Maxwell previously served eight years on the Renton School Board. She is currently a Realtor and small business owner active in local chambers, including the Newcastle Chamber of Commerce, and rotaries.

She has received numerous awards for her work, including the Washington School Administrators Community Leadership Award, Association of Washington School Principals Torch of Leadership Award and the Washington Education Association Friend of Education Award.

While in the Legislature, Maxwell was on the House Education Committee, Appropriations Committee, Education Appropriations Subcommittee, Rules Committee, and the Technology and Economic Development Committee.

She co-chaired the Quality Education Council and was on the Joint Legislative Task Force on Education Funding. Maxwell served in House leadership as the Deputy Majority Leader for Education and Opportunity.

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