October 26, 2012

21st Legislative District

By University of Washington

Fast Facts

  • 1,430: UW students from the district, Fall Quarter 2012
  • 7,432: UW alumni living in the district
  • 1,105: UW employees living in the district
  • 332: Husky Promise students in 2012-2013
  • $2,147,325: UW district business contracts
  • 3,036: U-Pass commuters


State Senator Marko Liias

State Senator Marko Liias (D)

Rep. Position 1 Mary Helen Roberts (D)

Rep. Position 1 Mary Helen Roberts (D)

Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self, D-21

Rep. Position 2 Lillian Ortiz-Self (D)


Through MESA, students of color and girls achieve their full potential in mathematics, engineering and science. MESA students in grades K-12 excel in a supportive, challenging and fun learning community.

  • Voyager Middle School

Ackerley Partner Schools Network

A joint project of the University of Washington College of Education and the Ginger & Barry Ackerley Family Foundation, the Ackerley Partner Schools are high-needs schools in the Pacific Northwest that receive additional support and resources to aid practicing teachers and principals.

  • College Place Middle School

The Dream Project – UW Bothell

The Dream Project is a class that began in Fall 2009.  The aim of the project is to work with first-generation college students, low-income students and students who may face further obstacles.  UW Bothell students make weekly visits to Mariner High School.

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.

  • Edmonds Woodway High School
  • Kamiak High School
  • Mariner High School
  • Meadowdale Senior 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.

  • Edmonds School District
  • Mukilteo School District

Mathematics Education Project (MEP)

The project partners with schools and districts to transform mathematics teaching and learning so all students develop a robust understanding of mathematical concepts and accurate, reliable and efficient strategies.

  • Mukilteo School District

The Education Program

The Education Program is committed to deepening and expanding its existing school partnerships to better support students in this region.  Currently, UW Bothell places teacher s in the following North Sound school districts: Edmonds, Everett, Lake Stevens, Marysville, Monroe and Mukilteo. The Education Program is also currently working with the Tulalip Tribes in designing innovative and highly relevant high school experiences for Tulalip students.

The Parenting Clinic

The Parenting Clinic has had a grant to work with more than 100 families of children with ADHD, providing extensive evaluation and intervention services with the goal of treating current behavioral and learning difficulties and preventing future problems. These interventions include intensive parent training, child social skills groups and consultations with schools.  The project takes place in King and Pierce counties.

  • Edmonds 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. It is funded by the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of Energy and the state of Washington. PNSN operates one seismograph station within this district.

UW Medicine Facilities

  • UW Medicine Regional Hearth Center – Lynnwood

Leader-match & Resilience Training

With funding from NIOSH, leader-match and resilience training was provided for all city of Everett Fire Department officers.

  • City of Everett Fire Department


WWAMI is an enduring partnership between the University of Washington School of Medicine and the states of Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. The WWAMI program’s purpose is to provide access to publicly supported medical education across the five-state region.  These offices oversee clinical medical education for the School of Medicine within their regions, providing support services for the local clerkships and students rotating among them. WWAMI focuses not only on medical students, but on students in K-12, college students, medical school graduates in residency and physicians in community practice.

  • Northwest Dermatology
  • Stevens Hospital

Dental Education in Care of Persons with Disabilities (DECOD) – Lynnwood

DECOD provides oral health care to people with acquired and/or developmental disabilities and is one of the few providers in Washington state with the means and willingness to give these patients comprehensive dental care. Along with licensed dentists and dental hygienists, students also help provide care. Outside its clinic at the School of Dentistry in Seattle, DECOD works through community clinics and will even take treatment to patients who are unable to go to the provider.

UW Mobile Geriatric Dental Clinic – Edmonds

The clinic trains senior dental students and provides care to underserved older adults throughout King and Snohomish counties. The clinic began in 2004 as a dental examination and basic services unit for elders and people with disabilities in adult day health centers. It has since expanded to serve low-income, ethnically diverse elders living in subsidized senior housing or attending senior centers throughout these two counties.  It has provided extensive dental care to more than 700 people at 13 different community sites. Most of these patients are ages 60-90, although some are younger adults with disabilities.  Those who require more extensive or complex treatment than can be provided through the mobile clinic (e.g., multiple extractions, biopsies, endodontic therapy) are referred to clinics at the School of Dentistry.


These are businesses whose technologies were developed at the University of Washington and have now transferred to the private sector to become start-up companies within the community:

  • Electroimpact – manufacturer of machinery for the aerospace industry – Mukilteo
  • Ostex International Inc – develops technology for bone loss testing – Seattle

Puget Sound Technology Industries

This technology company was founded by entrepreneurs with experience at the University of Washington:

  • Electroimpact – manufacturer of machinery for the aerospace industry – Mukilteo