Jackson Maynard, general counsel for the Building Industry Association of Washington and longtime Olympia-area attorney, announced Tuesday, May 5, his intent to run for congress. He enters a race of about a dozen other candidates vying to replace 10th Congressional District Rep. Denny Heck, who is retiring from his position and running for lieutenant governor.
According to Maynard’s campaign, the Republican candidate plans on officially announcing his candidacy at a Facebook town hall on Thursday, May 7, at 10 a.m., where he will also talk about ways the district can bounce back following the economic crisis brought on by state-mandated closures due to COVID-19.
“COVID recovery is the number one issue facing our country. The virus has knocked us down but we can hit back,” his campaign said.
After laying out the highlights of his recovery plan, Maynard will then answer questions and listen to comments and concerns.
Maynard has spent about 19 years as a practicing attorney and currently works for the Building Industry Association of Washington, an Olympia-based nonprofit that lobbies state government and regulatory agencies to benefit affordable housing and the building industry.
Throughout his practice, Maynard has worked as a prosecutor, a construction lawyer for a state transportation agency, and has advised the state Senate as staff counsel.