Legislative District 31

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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"I began attending UW Tacoma as a domestic violence victim who lacked the courage to speak up, and now I am a victim-survivor and committed advocate for DV victims, with YWCA Pierce County, DAWN, and WSCADV (Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence). I continue to rise up like a phoenix and open myself to new opportunities and challenges, including becoming the VP of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) on campus and founding Square Pegs Autism Spectrum on campus. I would have never predicted the growth and accomplishments I achieved during the past several years at UW Tacoma."
Heather SwansonMaster of Social Work; 2020 Husky 100 member


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

K–12 Telemedicine Pilot

The telemedicine consultation line for K–12 employees is a two-year pilot program formed as a collaboration between the UW School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Seattle Children’s Hospital. The pilot provides virtual behavioral-health consultation and staff training in two K–12 school districts — the Sumner-Bonney Lake and Medical Lake school districts — starting in the latter half of the 2019–20 school year and extending into 2020–21. The program aims to equip staff to better serve students with suspected behavioral-health challenges.

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.  


Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a federal grant program providing middle and high school students from low-income families in south King County with the support they need to access and succeed in college. Beginning in sixth and seventh grades, 4,300 students participate in GEAR UP for seven years. The program helps students enter STEM fields, offering support through tutoring, mentoring, financial aid instruction, college and educational field trips, teacher professional development and parent empowerment.

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 Phil Fortunato (R),
    Senator Phil Fortunato (R)

    Senator Phil Fortunato (R)

  • Representative Drew Stokesbary (R),
    Representative Drew Stokesbary (R)

    Representative Drew Stokesbary (R)

  • Representative Eric Robertson (R),
    Representative Eric Robertson (R)

    Representative Eric Robertson (R)


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