Legislative District 2

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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  • 2,028 alumni

  • 252 Husky Promise students

  • 1,795 UW students

  • 554 UW faculty and staff


"I am an African American student, born and raised in Washington. I enjoy playing sports and video games and learning new things. I love that the UW is such an accepting community in which I am free to be myself and pursue my educational goals."
Jordan FisherBusiness Administration, Marketing focus; Brotherhood Initiative student
"What UW means to me, and my husky experience means to me as a person of color is taking every experience or opportunity that Is either offered or sought out to me and to put my best foot forward. It is about taking advantage of your education and making the best out of your years here as a husky. Also, bringing in your own cultural wealth to campus and learning about others cultural wealth."
Ja'Nathen WhiteLaw, Societies, and Justice; Brotherhood Initiative student


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 2023.

Pack Forest

In 1926, as the science of forestry developed in Washington, the UW established the Charles L. Pack Experimental Forest for research and demonstration. Today, the UW’s Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest discovers, teaches and demonstrates sustainable forestry guided by resource scientists, professionals and policymakers. The 4,300-acre working forestland is a research laboratory for UW faculty and staff, home to a UW conference center and the Mount Rainier Institute, and provider of residential K–12 environmental education programs. Research topics include forest response to climate change, alternative harvesting and regeneration methods, insect and disease dynamics, ecophysiology, forest carbon sequestration, and production of nontimber forest products (such as maple syrup).

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.  


UW INSPIRE supports western Washington educators of pre-K through 12th grade with reciprocal research-practice partnerships, focusing on student thinking and giving educators the opportunity to learn alongside children, improving instruction and student achievement. Fueled by innovative local educators at all levels of the public-school system and supported by local philanthropists and individual donors, INSPIRE is coordinated by a team of faculty, staff and graduate students at the UW College of Education.

Pacific Northwest Seismic Network

The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN), a partnership between the University of Oregon and the University of Washington, is dedicated to reducing impacts of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions in Washington and Oregon by providing accurate and timely information about earthquakes and ground motions to scientists, engineers, planners and the public. The second-largest seismic network in the United States, PNSN has more than 300 seismograph stations as well as several offices and personnel across the region.


  • Senator Jim McCune (R),
    Senator Jim McCune (R)

    Senator Jim McCune (R)

  • Representative Andrew Barkis (R),
    Representative Andrew Barkis (R)

    Representative Andrew Barkis (R)

  • Representative J.T. Wilcox (R),
    Representative J.T. Wilcox (R)

    Representative J.T. Wilcox (R)