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Islander Tana Senn is elected as 41st District representative
The nine members of the Metropolitan King County Council voted to elect Mercer Island City Councilmember Tana Senn to represent the 41st Legislative District of Washington state and King County in Olympia. Senn, 42, replaces former state representative Marcie Maxwell, who resigned her seat in July to take a position in state government.
The vote of the County Council was held on Monday afternoon.
Senn was elected by fellow City Councilmembers to join the Council when former mayor Jim Pearman resigned in 2012 to work for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Senn has been a Mercer Island City Councilmember since her appointment to the post vacated by former city mayor, Jim Pearman, in 2012.
Senn had put in her name a year before for the seat left vacant by Steve Litzow when he was elected to the Washington state Legislature. Jane Meyer Brahm was selected then.
Senn and her family have lived on the Island since 2005.
She is already slated to run unopposed for her City Council seat in November.
Senn plans on retaining her seat on the City Council for now and will decide later if she will stand for election to the House of Representatives.
At 2:20 p.m. today, the King County Council voted unanimously to elect Mercer Island resident and current City of Mercer Island Councilmember, Tana Senn, as the new state representative for the 41st District. Senn is filling the seat left vacant by former State Rep. Marcie Maxwell, who resigned to take another position in state government. Senn will serve until she stands for election next fall.