Eglington won’t run for re-election on LWSD board after 25 years

Doug Eglington, a member of the Lake Washington School District Board of Directors, announced Thursday he will not run for an additional term.

  • Thursday, May 2, 2013 6:10pm
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Doug Eglington

Doug Eglington

Doug Eglington, a member of the Lake Washington School District Board of Directors, announced Thursday he will not run for an additional term.

Eglington has served on the board since 1989 and was board president in 2005 and 2006. He was first appointed in February 1989 to fulfill a partial term and was then elected in November 1989.

He is a resident of Sammamish and lives in the district’s Director District Four. His current term on the school board will end in December of this year.

Eglington, who retired two years ago from a career in government policy work, noted that his wife, an Issaquah School District teacher, is getting closer to retirement age.

“It’s time for a change,” he said. “I will miss working with my fellow school board members but am confident Lake Washington School District is in good hands.”

Before his retirement, Eglington was a senior policy analyst for the King County Office of Business Relations and Economic Development. He was employed in government policy work for over 27 years. Eglington serves on the board of the King County Directors’ Association for the purchasing of school supplies. He is a past Golden Acorn winner from Samantha Smith Elementary School PTSA.

“By the end of his final term, Doug will have served the district for close to 25 years,” said Dr. Traci Pierce, Superintendent. “A strong and stable school board is invaluable to any school district. Doug has contributed so much to the district throughout his years of service and I will greatly miss working with him.”

Eglington’s seat on the school board will be open as a result of his retirement. Interested candidates must live in Director District Four and file with King County Elections by May 17.

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