October 26, 2012

20th Legislative District

By University of Washington

Fast Facts

  • 193: UW students from the district, Fall Quarter 2012
  • 1,184: UW alumni living in the district
  • 20: UW employees living in the district
  • 55: Husky Promise students in 2012-2013
  • $43,752: UW district business contracts
  • 262: U-Pass commuters


State Sen. John Braun

State Senator John Braun (R)

Rep. Position 1 Richard DeBolt (R)

Rep. Position 1 Richard DeBolt (R)

Rep. Position 2 Ed Orcutt (R)

Rep. Position 2 Ed Orcutt (R)

UW College in the High School Programs

The UW in the High School (UWHS) program gives groups of qualified high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to take five-credit University of Washington courses for credit in their own school with their own teacher. UWHS courses use the same UW curriculum, activities, text, tests and grading scale used in courses taught on the UW campus. Students who have completed a UWHS course say they are better prepared for college-level work in the areas of writing, mathematics, earth science and world languages. UWHS courses can help improve students’ study habits as well as make them more adept independent learners – skills necessary for success in college courses.

  • Winlock High School, Winlock

Emerging Leaders in Engineering

Emerging Leaders in Engineering recruits talented high school students and enhances the university experience of engineering majors, with scholarships and leadership-building and educational opportunities.

  • River Ridge High School

Puget Sound Writing Project for Teachers

All PSWP Institutes welcome K-16 teachers who want to deepen their knowledge about the teaching of writing. Teachers will have the opportunity to practice their own writing, investigate an educational topic of their choice related to writing, share teaching strategies and learn efficient strategies from other teachers.

  • Centralia School District
  • North Thurston School District
  • Olympia School District

Pacific Northwest Seismic Network

The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN), is centered at the University of Washington’s Department of Earth and Space Sciences.  The PNSN is operated jointly by the University of Washington, the University of Oregon, and Oregon State University, and is funded by the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of Energy, and the State of Washington. PNSN operates nine seismograph stations within the district.

Rural and Underserved Opportunities Programs

Rural and Underserved Opportunities Program (R/UOP) provides students with exposure to rural/underserved community medicine, including the opportunity to observe how local health care systems function.  By participating in the community, students gain a greater understanding of the unique features of practicing medicine in a rural or underserved area.

  • Pope’s Kids Place, Centralia
  • Riffe Medical Center, Mossy Rock