Why Marcie Maxwell... 

41st District State Representative

Working for 41st District citizens, communities, and businesses in Bellevue, Beaux Arts, Issaquah, Mercer Island, Newcastle, Renton, and Sammamish

Marcie's Legislative Work: 

House Deputy Majority Leader for Education & Opportunity
Appropriations Committee
Education Policy Committee
Appropriations Sub-Committee for K-12, Early Learning & Higher Education
Technology & Economic Development Committee  
Rules Committee
Quality Education Council - QEC Co-Chair
Joint Legislative Task Force on Education Funding, member
House OPR Employment Committee
Eastside Transportation Corridor Executive Advisory Group
Early Learning Challenge Grant Application Advisory Group
Jobs for Washington Graduates, board member
South King County STEM Network Leadership, member
Washington School Counselor Assn - 2012 Legislative Advocate of the Year
Women of Color Empowered - 2012 Future Builder Award
Washington Education Association - 2012 Friend of Education Award
Washington State PTA - 2011 Friend of Children Award
Bellevue College - 2009 Honor Roll recipient for college legislative leadership
Renton Business & Professional Women - 2009 Woman of Achievement
Early Learning Action Alliance - 2010 award

Community Leadership

2004 Renton Citizen of the Year

2001 Renton Outstanding Citizen 

Renton Chamber of Commerce

  • Chairman of the Board 2000
  • Past Board Member 
  • Past Chairman, Community Development & Education Committee
  • Legislation & Transportation Committee
  • 2005 & 2004 first ever Total Resource Campaign Chairman             
  • Outstanding Business Citizen Award

Renton School District

  • Elected to two terms on Renton School Board -  2001 to 2009
  • Leadership for 14,000 students and over 100,000 citizens
  • Serve entire school district area in Renton, Newcastle, South Bellevue, Fairwood, and Skyway
  • Education leadership work for all Renton district inclusive of students who speak 87 languages, 46% low income, 40% mobility rate, special education needs, and highly capable programs
  • 2004 Board President
  • 2003 & 2008 Board Vice President 
  • Budget Advisory & Audit Committees
  • Diversity Advisory Committee 
  • WA Association of School Administrators' 2007 Outstanding Community Leadership Award recipient 
  • WA Association of School Administrators' 2008 Outstanding Community Leadership Award recipient

Washington State School Directors' Association  

  • Elected three terms by King County school board peers to WSSDA State Legislative Committee
  • National School Boards Association member

Renton Community Foundation

  • Founding Board Member
  • Past Development Committee Chairman 
  • Created "Greetings" Card Kits 
  • Co-founder of RCF Maxwell Fund for Youth & Families
  • Friends of Renton Schools Fund Committee member

Rotary Club of Renton

  • 2007/2008 President 
  • Rotary District 5030 Presidential Citation
  • Paul Harris Fellow (2)

Kennydale Neighborhood Association

  • Founding Board Member 
  • Elected three terms as President of the Board 

Highlands Task Force

  • Task force member for Highlands residential and business district improvement plan


  • Past Renton Area PTA Council President - leadership network for 20 local PTA units
  • Past President at Hazen High PTSA
  • Past President at Maplewood Heights Elementary PTA 
  • Past Washington State PTA Region 9 Service Delivery Team
  • Hazen PTSA Golden Acorn Award 
  • National PTA Life Membership Award 2000
  • Washington State PTA Outstanding Service Award 1995
  • Washington State PTA Outstanding Advocate Award 2008
  • Washington State PTA Friend of Children Award 2011

Citizens for Renton Schools

  • Levy and bond election citizens' campaign committees 

Blue Ribbon Council

  • Local Renton leadership think tank council member 
  • Participate in local partnership to support city economic development 
  • Puget Sound Prosperity Partnership regional connection

Communities In Schools

  • Renton Advisory Council member
  • Past board member 
  • 40 Developmental Assets Community Advisory Committee 

Seattle King County Association of Realtors

  • 2002 SKCAR Community Service Award
  • Governmental Affairs Committee member

Newcastle Chamber of Commerce

  • Long time business member 

Volunteers for Issaquah Schools

  • Levy and bond election citizens' campaign Realtor Representative 

People for Our Public Schools -

  • Simple Majority for School Levies
  • Statewide steering committee
  • Introduced ballot measure to Realtors' association who became major statewide sponsor
League of Women Voters of Washington, Member 
Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, Member
Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce, Member 
Issaquah Chamber of Commerce, Member
Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Member
Sammamish Chamber of Commerce, Member
CityClub Seattle, Member
Greater Seattle Business Association, Member
Washington Business Alliance (WaBA), Member and Education Committee 
Bellevue LifeSpring, South Bellevue / Newport, Member

Employment History

Managing Broker, Realtor, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), EcoBroker, Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES)

  • Marcie Maxwell & Lisa Lam, LLC, Windermere Realtors (self employed business owner)     
  • 1989 to present 
  • 3,000+ client transactions closed and over $700 million in sales 
  • Top 1% achievement in company, region, and nationwide 
  • CRS designation, earned by only 4% of real estate agents in the nation
  • Known amongst peers and clients for action, integrity, and results 
  • Forum XXII selected member "Eastside Realtors Making A Difference"
  • Recognized for 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Seattle Magazine's Five Star Best In Client Satisfaction awards

Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager, Puget Sound Area Manager

  • Benj Franklin Savings Bank (now merged with Bank of America)   1973 - 1989 
  • Lead manager in Seattle/Bellevue/Tacoma area of Northwest branch network
  • Financial services knowledge and skills
  • Residential real estate lending, construction lending, and personal lending
  • Retail deposit and retirement products, customer service and confidentiality 
  • Human resources and budget management 
  • Action plans and sales team achievement 
  • Employee of the Year, Top Loan Producer, and Branch of the Year Awards

Education & Personal 

Rainier Beach High School - Seattle Public School District, all K-12
Highline College - Business, Marketing, Real Estate
Lifetime Learning - coursework in leadership, management, financial services, real estate, marketing, human resources, customer service, legal topics, and community needs over three decades
Former Registered Securities Representative licensee 
Former Life & Annuity Insurance licensee 
Former Certified Consumer Credit Executive designation 
Former banking instructor for the Institute of Financial Education
Widowed in 2010, married 33 years to Steve Maxwell, retired King County Sheriff's Deputy
Daughter, Central WA University & Oregon Health Sciences University, Registered Dietitian 
Son, CWU & Renton Technical College, ASE Certified Service Technician
Son in law, UW Medical School, Physician's Assistant
Parents:  Marcie's lived on Mercer Island & Steve's in East Renton

Marcie's maiden name:  Halela 


Proven abilities as a successful business owner, top producing sales achievement, quality client services, negotiations, management, and dependable leadership. Passionate community involvement, public relations, fundraising, teamwork, networking, and active citizenship!

Experience, Service, Results!