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Rep. Marcie Maxwell resigns from state Legislature to join governor's office
State Representative Marcie Maxwell has announced her resignation from elected office to accept a new position in statewide service. This month, Maxwell will join Governor Jay Inslee's Legislative Affairs and Policy Office as the Senior Education Policy Advisor. She brings a background in education policy and funding plus business experience to this new leadership role focusing on K-12, early learning, and higher education policy in Washington state.
Maxwell is known for her work in STEM education, arts education, improving teaching and learning, college access, and preserving the state's safety net to ensure at-risk kids are healthy and ready to learn.
"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.
Elected to three terms in the legislature, Maxwell was previously elected to the Renton School Board for eight years serving one of the state's most diverse districts. She served all of the King County School Boards as their Legislative representative to the Washington State School Directors Association. In the legislature, Maxwell was on the House Education Committee, Appropriations Committee, Education Appropriations Subcommittee, Rules Committee and the Technology & Economic Development Committee. She co-chaired the Quality Education Council (QEC) 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.
Maxwell is a realtor and small business owner with a prior career in banking management. She has been active with Rotary, chambers and various foundations. She has earned recognition from numerous organizations, including the Washington School Administrators Community Leadership Award, Association of Washington School Principals Torch of Leadership Award, Washington State PTA Friend of Children Award, Washington Education Association Friend of Education Award, Washington School Counselors Association Legislative Advocate Award, Realtor Community Service Award, Renton Citizen of the Year and Renton Outstanding Business Citizen.