Legislative District 42

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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  • 2,058 alumni

  • 70 Husky Promise students

  • 311 UW students

  • 55 UW faculty and staff


"My personal growth in embracing my disability and challenging my internalized ableism, catalyzed by my Disability Studies coursework and furthered by my professors, mentors, and peers at UW, has motivated me to challenge the systems and structures that disable people. I’m particularly interested in exploring the intersection between Disability Studies and medicine to improve healthcare experiences for disabled people as well as creating inclusive classrooms that welcome and empower all students."
Katherine ChamblinB.S.: Speech and Hearing Sciences; 2021 Husky 100 member
"For most of my life, I believed that I was incapable of obtaining a higher education. When I found my strength and started my Computer Science (CS) degree at UWB, I made it my mission to make CS more accessible and inclusive. Through my research and volunteer experience on campus, I have assisted in creating change in the CS curriculum, providing supportive resources for CS students, and creating a more inclusive environment on campus."
Keziah May B.S.: Computer Science and Software Engineering; 2021 Husky 100 member


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 2021.

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.

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.  


UW INSPIRE supports western Washington educators of pre-K through 12th grade with reciprocal research-practice partnerships, focusing on student thinking and giving educators the opportunity to learn alongside children, improving instruction and student achievement. Fueled by innovative local educators at all levels of the public-school system and supported by local philanthropists and individual donors, INSPIRE is coordinated by a team of faculty, staff and graduate students at the UW College of Education.

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 Simon Sefzik (R),
    Senator Simon Sefzik (R)

    Senator Simon Sefzik (R)

  • Representative Alicia Rule (D),
    Representative Alicia Rule (D)

    Representative Alicia Rule (D)

  • Representative Sharon Shewmake (D),
    Representative Sharon Shewmake (D)

    Representative Sharon Shewmake (D)