Legislative District 4

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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  • 210 alumni

  • 19 Husky Promise students

  • 154 UW students

  • 52 UW faculty and staff


"My Husky Experience so far has been one of many new beginnings. I attended Business Bridge over the summer, and that was hands down the best choice. I was able to meet so many people with fascinating life stories and the opportunity to start our college journeys together. I was able to tap into resources and get a glimpse of college life. Life at the moment has been a time of firsts; First time attending a lecture of 700 people, but also my first time joining a college Fraternity Alpha Delta Phi! The coffee scene here has been such a blessing, as well as the unique shops, and cultures. The diverse communities throughout campus have opened my eyes to new possibilities, and opportunities, and that is the highlight of the Husky Experience. When I first came I was intimidated by the vast amount of people, but as I started to meet new people, and people like me the wide ocean slowly became just a wave and finding community naturally occurred. The staff at the University of Washington wants you to win, and that’s everything."
Parker RitzmannSchool of Business; UW Foster School
I frequently remember my sister coming home to tearfully speak of her loneliness, as she sat alone at lunch everyday while tormented by her condition and social pressures. I realized this isolation was not a rare occurrence. Knowing the cripplingly harsh effect it had on my sister and the damage it could cause to other students, I was motivated to prevent isolation from continuing. Junior year, I gathered a group of trustworthy friends and created “No Student Eats Alone”. While eating with fellow students, our mission is to eliminate isolation and build relationships. I have since become more attentive to the struggles of other students, and eager to do anything to help.
Jacob Barnhart2019 Presidential Scholar

"The UW School of Medicine has nurtured my growth as a human being, advocate, and future physician. As an underrepresented medical student, I have felt welcomed and been given opportunities to uplift other underrepresented voices and ideas from inside the classroom to serving on search committees and workgroups. The knowledge of medicine is not complete without the empathy and humanistic approach necessary to provide the best care for our community. From day one of medical school this key point is highlighted, and that is why I feel supported and prepared for my future ahead as a physician."
Samartha ShresthaSchool of Medicine; UW Medicine


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.

WWAMI–Medical Education in Spokane

The UW School of Medicine program in Spokane partners with Gonzaga University to house health-science programs in the Spokane & Inland Empire Railroad (SIERR) building as well as the new Health Partnership building in Spokane. The new facility, which opened for student instruction in fall 2022, includes expanded classrooms for lectures and small-group teaching, an anatomy lab and space for additional faculty as well as student study and counseling areas. Part of WWAMI, the School of Medicine’s program in Spokane makes medical education and training more accessible across eastern Washington.

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.


  • Sen. Mike Padden (R),
    Sen. Mike Padden (R)

    Sen. Mike Padden (R)

  • Rep. Suzanne Schmidt (R),
    Rep. Suzanne Schmidt (R)

    Rep. Suzanne Schmidt (R)

  • Rep. Leonard Christian (R),
    Rep. Leonard Christian (R)

    Rep. Leonard Christian (R)