Legislative District 29

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

  • 2,293 alumni

  • 269 Husky Promise students

  • 662 UW students

  • 169 UW faculty and staff

FEATURED HUSKIES FROM THE 29TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT

"As the daughter of a Khmer Rouge genocide survivor, I carry my mother’s spirit of resiliency and profound sense of duty instilled within me. It is my life’s goal to work globally to improve the health and well-being of marginalized populations, particularly low-wage workers. My time at the UW has allowed me to delve into the intersection of social work, global public health and international development through community practice and primary research on occupational health and safety in Cambodia."
Polly WoodburyMaster of Social Work; Master of Public Health; International Development Certificate Program; Southeast Asia Center Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow; 2020 Husky 100 member

SERVING THE 29TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT

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

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.

29TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVES

  • Senator Steve Conway (D),
    Senator Steve Conway (D)

    Senator Steve Conway (D)

  • Representative Melanie Morgan (D),
    Representative Melanie Morgan (D)

    Representative Melanie Morgan (D)

  • Representative Steve Kirby (D),
    Representative Steve Kirby (D)

    Representative Steve Kirby (D)

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