October 26, 2012

39th Legislative District

By University of Washington

Fast Facts

  • 406: UW students from the district, Fall Quarter 2012
  • 2,402: UW alumni living in the district
  • 211: UW employees living in the district
  • 86: Husky Promise students in 2012-2013
  • $378,186: UW district business contracts
  • 1,141: U-Pass commuters


State Senator Kirk Pearson (R)

State Sen. Kirk Pearson (R)

Rep. Position 1 Dan Kristiansen (R)

Rep. Position 1 Dan Kristiansen (R)

State Rep. Elizabeth Scott

State Rep. Position 2 Elizabeth Scott (R)


An outreach program developed by the Burke Museum to deliver high-quality museum experiences to classrooms around the state. In the 2009-2010 school year, this program served over 5,100 students in 43 schools with funding provided by private and state sources. Hands-on, EALR-aligned activities led by Burke educators give children an opportunity to use fossil, bird, mammal and plant collections as well as Native American artifacts as primary source material to enrich classroom studies.

  • Fryelands Elementary

The Education Program

The Education Program is committed to deepening and expanding its existing school partnerships to better support students in this region. In Fall 2010, UW Bothell placed teachers in the following North Sound school districts: Edmonds, Everett, Lake Stevens, Marysville, Monroe and Mukilteo. The Education Program is also working with the Tulalip Tribes in designing innovative and highly relevant high school experiences for Tulalip students.

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.

  • Arlington High School
  • Marysville Pilchuck High School

Gear UP Program (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs)

A partnership grant with nine local and regional community partners, 12 school districts and the Yakama Nation Tribal School that directly serves 5,000 students in grades 6-12. The primary goal is to encourage and support students to achieve a post-secondary education through direct services, including tutoring, mentoring, financial aid instruction, college and educational field trips, teacher professional development and parent empowerment through engagement.

  • Mount Vernon School District

Mathematics Education Project (MEP)

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.

  • Lakewood School District
  • Marysville 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 10 seismograph stations within the district and one NetQuake instrument that sends data to the UW following significant earthquakes.

The Parenting Clinic

Over the past five years, the UW Parenting Clinic has worked with more than 100 families of children with ADHD. The clinic provides intensive parent training, child social skills groups and consultations with schools.

  • Snohomish School District
  • Monroe School District

Puget Sound Technology Industry

This technology company in Arlington was founded by entrepreneurs with experience at the University of Washington.

  • Microgreen Polymers – developed an environmentally sound plastics technology

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.

  • Monroe School District
  • Sedro-Woolley School District
  • Snohomish School District
  • Snoqualmie Valley School District

Rural and Underserved Opportunities Programs – Training Sites

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.

  • Cascade Valley Darrington Medical Clinic, Darrington
  • Sea Mar Community Health Center, Monroe

School of Dentistry – Community-based Clinical Training

Dental students help provide oral health care to the disadvantaged and underserved populations throughout the state under the supervision of their staff dentists. They get the technical experience of providing comprehensive patient care to underserved children and adults from urban and rural communities, institutionalized (nursing homes) geriatric adults, hospital-based children and adults and people with disabilities.

  • Cascade Valley Darrington Medical Clinic, Darrington
  • Sea Mar Community Health Center, Monroe


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.

  • Cascade Valley Hospital