October 26, 2012

5th Legislative District

By University of Washington

Fast Facts

  • 1,006: UW students from the district, Fall Quarter 2012
  • 6,946: UW alumni living in the district
  • 520: UW employees living in the district
  • 108: Husky Promise students in 2012-2013
  • $1,096,563: UW District Business Contracts
  • 1,698: U-Pass Commuters


State Sen. Mark Mullet

State Senator Mark Mullet (D)

Rep. Position 1 Jay Rodne

Rep. Position 1 Jay Rodne (R)

State Rep. Chad Magendanz

State Rep. Position 2 Chad Magendanz (R)

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.

  • Eastlake High School
  • Eastside Catholic High School
  • Skyline High School
  • Issaquah High School
  • Mount Si High School

Mathematics Education Project (MEP)

This program 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.

  • Issaquah School District
  • Kent School District

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 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.

  • Enumclaw School District
  • Issaquah School District
  • Kent School District
  • Lake Washington School District
  • Renton School District
  • Snoqualmie Valley School District
  • Tahoma School District

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 and 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.

  • Eastlake High School, Redmond
  • Eastside Catholic High School, Bellevue
  • Skyline High School, Sammamish

Pacific Northwest Seismic Network

The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN), a unit of the College of the Environment, 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 seven seismograph stations in the 5th Legislative District and two NetQuake instruments that send data to the UW following significant earthquakes.

UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinic, Issaquah

The clinic offers the full range of primary care services, including family practice with obstetrics, internal medicine, geriatrics and pediatrics, delivered by an integrated team of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and medical assistants. The clinic provides a range of ancillary services for your convenience, including on-site lab and X-ray and some specialists available in our convenient neighborhood locations.

The Parenting Clinic

Over the past five years 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.

  • Kent School District
  • Issaquah School District
  • Lake Washington School District
  • Renton School District

UW developed technology

Aptech Systems in Black Diamond is among many businesses whose technologies were developed at the University of Washington and have been transferred to the private sector to become a start-up company within the community. Aptech Systems develops and markets mathematical and statistical software for schools, business and government agencies.