Legislative District 24

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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  • 2,739 alumni

  • 40 Husky Promise students

  • 194 UW students

  • 135 UW faculty and staff


Kate Dean is a county comissioner for Jefferson County. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Dean has helped maintain critical services — the landfill, law enforcement, immunizations, courts, elections — while keeping county employees and the public safe. "In the spirit of never letting a good crisis go to waste, leaders must also be thinking about how COVID-19 provides an opportunity to re-think systems that don’t work for many people."
Kate DeanUW '15; Evans School Feature


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.

Washington Sea Grant

Washington Sea Grant is part of a national network of Sea Grant programs administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. For over 50 years, WSG has funded high impact research projects and partnered with communities, businesses, educators and the public to advance regional understanding and sustainable use of our ocean and coastal resources. Washington Sea Grant strives to support healthy, productive and resilient coastal and marine ecosystems that sustain our state’s diverse cultural and maritime heritage, vibrant coastal communities, clean waters and beaches, prosperous fisheries and aquaculture, and diverse wildlife.

Olympic Natural Resources Center

The Olympic Natural Resources Center, located near Forks, WA, was created by the Legislature in 1991 to integrate ecological and economic concerns. Administered by the University of Washington, it serves as a catalyst for research and application in support of communities and natural resources on the Olympic peninsula, with specific programs on forestry, harmful algae, salmon restoration, social sciences and science-based adaptive management. The center engages UW campus assets with communities, public agencies and other stakeholders under a rural sustainability model that includes people as part of the ecosystem.

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.  


  • Sen. Kevin Van De Wege (D),
    Sen. Kevin Van De Wege (D)

    Sen. Kevin Van De Wege (D)

  • Rep. Mike Chapman (D),
    Rep. Mike Chapman (D)

    Rep. Mike Chapman (D)

  • Rep. Steve Tharinger (D),
    Rep. Steve Tharinger (D)

    Rep. Steve Tharinger (D)