Legislative District 39

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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  • 2,722 alumni

  • 63 Husky Promise students

  • 389 UW students

  • 47 UW faculty and staff


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.

Forefront in the Schools

Forefront in the Schools (FIS), an initiative of the UW’s Forefront Suicide Prevention program, guides high school administrators, students and parents through a collaborative, comprehensive process of policy development and curriculum improvement to build on existing student mental-health and suicide-prevention efforts. FIS aims to create school communities that are prepared to prevent student mental-health problems and respond to students with mental-health needs, including those at risk for suicide.

Livable City Year

Livable City Year (LCY) creates meaningful and sustained partnerships between the University of Washington and local governments, engaging UW faculty and students to work on community-identified projects to improve livability and sustainability. Through LCY, hundreds of students benefit by tackling real-world challenges, and partner cities benefit from bold applied ideas that propel fresh thinking, improve livability for residents and invigorate city staff. The program welcomes new partnerships with communities of all sizes and budgets.


RISE UP/SKY GEAR UP is a federal grant program that provides middle and high school students from low-income families in the Skagit, Klickitat and Yakima valleys with the support they need to access and succeed in college. Beginning in sixth and seventh grades, students join a program cohort for the next seven years. The program focuses on helping students enter STEM fields, providing tutoring, mentoring, financial aid instruction, college and educational field trips, teacher professional development and parent empowerment.

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.


Election Update: This site will be updated to reflect the results of the 2022 election after legislators have been sworn in on January 9, 2023. Thank you for your patience.

  • Senator Keith Wagoner (R),
    Senator Keith Wagoner (R)

    Senator Keith Wagoner (R)

  • Representative Sam Low (R),
    Representative Sam Low (R)

    Representative Sam Low (R)

  • Representative Carolyn Eslick (R),
    Representative Carolyn Eslick (R)

    Representative Carolyn Eslick (R)