Members of new Charter School panel announced

State leaders have announced their appointments to the new Charter School Commission.

Washington became the 42nd state to OK the independent public schools in November. Voters authorized the opening of up to 40 charter schools over five years. The governor, lieutenant governor and speaker of the House were each allowed three appointments to the commission, which were announced Wednesday.

Gov. Jay Inslee’s appointments were Doreen Cato from Ocean Shores, Chris Martin from Spokane and Steve Sundquist from Seattle.  Lt. Gov. Brad Owen’s appointments were Kevin Jacka of Springdale, Cindi Williams of Bellevue and Larry Wright of Sammamish . House Speaker Frank Chopp’s appointments were Trish Millines Dziko of Vashon, Margrit McGuire of Seattle and Dave Quall  of Mount Vernon.