State Relations

April 28, 2015

Legislature heads into overtime

On Friday (April 24), the Legislature adjourned from its regular session. With several critical items left undone, including a 2015-2017 operating budget, Governor Inslee announced he will call the Legislature back into session this Wednesday (April 29). Meanwhile, the Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler has called for the Legislature to finish its work by May 15.

March 20, 2015

A whirlwind week of advocacy for UW and higher education

This week a number of groups traveled to Olympia to advocate for UW legislative priorities and public higher education. On Tuesday, leaders from the UW Computer Science & Engineering Department made the rounds to talk with legislators about the importance of a new Computer Science & Engineering building. This expansion would allow CSE to double the number of

May 10, 2013

Q&A with State Representative Jake Fey ’71

This is the seventh installment in our “Huskies on the Hill” series featuring UW Alumni serving in state government. Today’s Q&A features State Representative Jake Fey, B.A. ’71, who represents the 27th Legislative District. He currently serves on the Capital Budget, Environment, and Transportation committees. Representative Fey was the first in his family to attend college, earning a BA

April 24, 2013

Q&A with State Sen. Paull Shin ’72, ’80

This is the sixth installment in our “Huskies on the Hill” series featuring UW Alumni serving in state government. Today’s Q&A features State Senator Paull Shin M.A. ’72, Ph.D. ’80, who represents the 21st Legislative District. After 31 years of teaching at the college level, he retired, only to embrace public service. Sen. Shin was elected to the Washington

April 15, 2013

Q&A with State Rep. Jessyn Farrell ’96

This is the fifth installment in our “Huskies on the Hill” series featuring UW Alumni serving in state government. Today’s Q&A features State Representative Jessyn Farrell, B.A., History, ’96, who represents the 46th Legislative District. Elected in 2012, Rep. Farrell previously worked as the Executive Director of Transportation Choices Coalition, an organization dedicated to expanding bus, rail, bicycle and pedestrian

April 8, 2013

Q&A with State Rep. Steve O’Ban ’84

This is the fourth installment in our “Huskies on the Hill” series featuring UW Alumni serving in state government. Today’s Q&A features State Representative Steve O’Ban, B.A., History, ’84, who represents the 28th Legislative District. Rep. O’Ban and his wife, Laurie, a Tacoma Community College instructor, have two sons serving in the United States Army. After graduating

April 1, 2013

Q&A with State Rep. Steve Bergquist ’02

This is the third installment in our “Huskies on the Hill” series featuring UW Alumni serving in state government. Today’s Q&A features State Representative Steve Bergquist B.A., History, ’02; B.A., Political Science, ’02, who represents the 11th Legislative District. Representative Bergquist is serving his first term in the Washington State Legislature. He is a public school teacher,

March 28, 2013

Q&A with State Sen. Nathan Schlicher J.D., ’02, M.D., ’06

This is the second installment in our “Huskies on the Hill” series featuring UW Alumni serving in state government. Today’s Q&A features State Senator Nathan Schlicher,  J.D., ’02; M.D, ’06 who represents the 26th Legislative District. Prior to earning his medical degree, Sen. Schlicher earned a law degree from the University of Washington, and as an undergraduate studied political

March 25, 2013

Q&A with State Rep. Dawn Morrell ’95

This is the first installment in our new “Huskies on the Hill” Q&A series with UW Alumni serving in state government. Today’s Q&A features State Representative Dawn Morrell, B.S., Nursing ’95, who represents the 25th Legislative District. 1. What motivated you to run for office? I am a Registered Nurse. I testified on many health care

March 21, 2013

Huskies On the Hill: Q&A Series with UW Alumni Serving in the State Legislature

Check back next week for a new Q&A series on the blog we’re calling “Huskies on the Hill.” Each week, the series will feature a UW alum who is serving in state government. Here is a sneak peek at the questions they’ll be answering: 1.       What motivated you to run for office? 2.       What are