Legislative District 20

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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FAST FACTS

FEATURED HUSKIES FROM THE 20TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT

"The community I have found here is my reason for persevering in this exclusionary and inherently colonial institution. I owe my ambitions and successes to my colleagues in First Nations at the University of Washington; the ever-present faculty and staff of the American Indian Studies and Environmental Studies departments, the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity, and the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House; and my family. I intend to pursue a career in wilderness therapy after graduation."
Autumn ForespringEnvironmental Science and Resource Management, American Indian Studies; 2020 Husky 100 member

SERVING THE 20TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT

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

Chehalis STEM Camp

The UW partners with the Chehalis and Hoquiam school districts and the Quinault Indian Nation to host a weeklong STEM camp at W.F. West High School, in Chehalis. The camp, for incoming 9th–12th graders, focuses on engineering and medical science. Faculty and students from the UW College of Engineering and UW Medicine provide opportunities to interact with cutting-edge technology and science.

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

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.

20TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVES

  • Senator John Braun (R),
    Senator John Braun (R)

    Senator John Braun (R)

  • Representative Peter Abbarno (R),
    Representative Peter Abbarno (R)

    Representative Peter Abbarno (R)

  • Representative Ed Orcutt (R),
    Representative Ed Orcutt (R)

    Representative Ed Orcutt (R)

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