Legislative District 23

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

  • 5,098 alumni

  • 76 Husky Promise students

  • 543 UW students

  • 303 UW faculty and staff

FEATURED HUSKIES FROM THE 23RD LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT

"As a dancer, choreographer, and educator, UW has offered me many opportunities for self-discovery, artistry, and community cultivation. I have discovered how an embodied practice can be more virtuosic than a flawlessly executed leap, how a few words can create an alive and dynamic impromptu performance, and how holding an open and vulnerable space is essential for learning and creativity. I am thankful to the many mentors who have shaped and enhanced my educational experience."
Megan SellmanDance, Education, Communities & Organizations, Anthropology; 2021 Husky 100 member

SERVING THE 23RD LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT

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.

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.

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.

23RD LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVES

  • Senator Christine Rolfes (D),
    Senator Christine Rolfes (D)

    Senator Christine Rolfes (D)

  • Representative Tarra Simmons (D),
    Representative Tarra Simmons (D)

    Representative Tarra Simmons (D)

  • Representative Drew Hansen (D),
    Representative Drew Hansen (D)

    Representative Drew Hansen (D)