Maxfield to run for King County Council
Woodinville resident Gwenn Maxfield announced last week that she will run for the seat held by Louise Miller on the King County Council representing Dictrict 3. Miller will not run for re-election. District 3 includes Woodinville, Redmond, Duvall, Carnation and the northern portion of Sammamish.
Currently a self-employed businesswoman specializing in new project development, Maxfield is also a Woodinville Water District Commissioner. She created the Sammamish Watershed Festival, an environmental education program for fourth graders, in the early 1990s and worked to found the Cascade Water Alliance, a consortium of utilities in the region seeking new water supplies for the Eastside.
"Accountability for taxpayers' funds is a major issue as growth strains our infrastructure, environment and public safety," said Maxfield. "I am looking for service efficiencies within the county and improved cooperation with cities and utilities."
In other King County Council news, Kenmore Councilwoman Deborah Chase has announced she will run for Maggie Fimia's seat on the Council. Fimia announced last week she would not seek a third term.
Chase was elected to the Kenmore Council in 1998 when the city was incorporated and is currently serving her second term. She has previously served as a member of the Eastside Transportation Partnership.