Vera Risdon, Issaquah resident, speaks to Marcie Maxwell's leadership, experience, and dedication to community and education in her letter to the editor in The Issaquah Press.  Read her letter below or directly on The Issaquah Press website.
Decision 2010
Vote to keep Marcie Maxwell’s years of leadership and service in Olympia
Citizens in our neck of the woods are truly fortunate to be served by Marcie Maxwell as 41st District state representative, and she should absolutely be returned to office this November.
She is a strong and tireless leader; her motto, “Experience, Service, Results!” says it very well. In two short years, she has come to play an important role in advocating for all of Washington’s children and public schools.  She is the House Education vice chairwoman and serves on the Education Appropriations Committee for K-12, Early Learning and Higher Education. She has also earned an appointment by the governor to the Quality Education Council, leading education funding reform efforts.  In the 2009-2010 Legislative session, she worked hard to preserve state and local funding for the Issaquah School District.
Additionally, she is well-informed about and influential in other arenas, already holding, for example, a second vice chair seat on the House Economic Development, Community Development and Trade Committee.
I have been a fan of Marcie’s for many years, dating far back to her leadership in local PTSA organizations and through her years as a highly effective school board director in Renton. She is dynamic, energetic, quick and eager to learn, and an excellent listener; her commitment to problem solving and supporting the advancement of the communities she serves is exceptional.
Others have recognized her amazing skills and dedication; she was Renton Citizen of the Year in 2004 in acknowledgment of her many years of leadership and service through such organizations as the Renton Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club. If we could clone her, the world would be an even better place.
Vera Risdon