New state Rep. Tana Senn ready to serve

October 4, 2013

Tana Senn

Tana Senn

Mercer Island City Councilwoman Tana Senn is the state’s newest lawmaker, after she was appointed to fill the 41st District state representative seat vacated by Marcie Maxwell.

The Metropolitan King County Council appointed her Sept. 9. Senn was the top choice of local Democratic Party officials to fill the vacancy created by Maxwell’s decision to join Gov. Jay Inslee’s education staff.

Since her appointment, Senn, 42, has hit the ground running, meeting with 41st District mayors, and attending local events in the district that stretches from the northern parts of Renton to the southern parts of Sammamish, encompassing Mercer Island and Newcastle, and parts of Issaquah and Bellevue. Read more

Mercer Island Councilmember Tana Senn likely to be tapped for state rep next week

September 6, 2013

NEW — 12:55 p.m. Sept. 6, 2013

Tana Senn

Tana Senn

Washington’s newest state lawmaker is likely to be Mercer Island City Councilmember Tana Senn, who likely will be appointed to the state House next week.

A Metropolitan King County Council committee unanimously voted this week to send Senn’s nomination to the full council on Monday, spokesman Al Sanders said. She had been the top choice of local Democratic Party officials to fill a vacancy created by former state Rep. Marcie Maxwell’s decision to join Gov. Jay Inslee’s education team.

If the selection is formalized, it will mark a quick political ascension for Senn, a 42-year-old consultant who work for a national Jewish women’s organization before coming to the Seattle area about a decade ago. Read more

41st District Democrats select candidates to replace Maxwell

August 22, 2013

NEW — 12:50 p.m. Aug. 22, 2013

Tana Senn

Tana Senn

Tana Senn, of Mercer Island, emerged as the frontrunner among three possible replacements to fill the 41st District state representative seat vacated by Marcie Maxwell.

Maxwell, a Democrat, resigned her seat July 9 to take a job with the governor’s office. To fill the seat, members of her party nominate three candidates to replace her and present those nominations to the County Council.

The 41st district stretches from the northern parts of Renton to the southern parts of Sammamish, encompassing Mercer Island, Newcastle and parts of Issaquah and Bellevue. Read more