Legislative District 17

UW community members are living and working in districts across Washington state. Here's how we are making an impact in your neck of the woods.

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  • 960 alumni

  • 69 Husky Promise students

  • 283 UW students

  • 13 UW faculty and staff


"My time at UW has been filled with opportunities to connect with others, learn from new experiences, and broaden my perspective. These opportunities have allowed me to see healthcare through different lenses: innovation in bioengineering, the social determinants of health in bioethics, and the need for expanding healthcare access through policymaking and outreach. I look forward to continuing my work at these intersections to make healthcare more equitable and to supporting others in my journey."
Nadia SiddiquiBioengineering, Bioethics; 2021 Husky 100 member


The UW facilitates hundreds of programs in communities across the state. Below are a few that operate in your district. Programs active as of January 2021.

Forefront Suicide Prevention–Safer Homes, Suicide Aware

Safer Homes, Suicide Aware promotes programming led by the UW’s Forefront Suicide Prevention program to educate the public about how easy access to lethal means, including firearms and medications, can contribute to suicides. The program focuses especially on men ages 35–64 and veterans, who are statistically more likely to use firearms to end their lives. The work is guided by a task force that includes diverse perspectives and develops innovative, impactful strategies.

UW in the High School

Through the UW in the High School program, high school sophomores, juniors and seniors can complete University of Washington courses — and earn college credit — in their own classrooms with their own teachers. Teachers are approved and trained by UW faculty to teach official UW courses using UW curriculum, activities, texts, tests and grading scales. Participating students can earn college credits at a fraction of the cost, and these credits are accepted by most colleges and universities across Washington and around the country. Partner high schools can offer UW coursework in computer science, math, science, world languages, humanities and social sciences. Check out which schools UW in the High School is partnering with in your area.  

Young Executives of Color

Young Executives of Color (YEOC) is a nine-month college pipeline program hosted by the UW’s Michael G. Foster School of Business. YEOC focuses on engaging high school students of color in a comprehensive curriculum that includes college preparation, professional development, business lectures and powerful mentorship. The program, which is free to students, currently serves 190 students from over 75 high schools around Washington state.


  • Senator Lynda Wilson (R),
    Senator Lynda Wilson (R)

    Senator Lynda Wilson (R)

  • Representative Vicki Kraft (R),
    Representative Vicki Kraft (R)

    Representative Vicki Kraft (R)

  • Representative Paul Harris (R),
    Representative Paul Harris (R)

    Representative Paul Harris (R)