Legislative District 9

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 grew up in the food system and I love that at the UW I have had the opportunity to shape my interests even further and explore all the different opportunities here. The UW has pushed me outside my comfort zone and given me a wonderful sense of community in this large city. The UW now feels like home, and I enjoy all of the connections I have made as well as the growth I have had in the past three years."
Tessa JantzFood Systems, Nutrition & Health
"I am a current dental student at the University of Washington School of Dentistry in the RIDE program. I am excited to finish school and serve Eastern Washington as a Latino dentist."
Alec MontemayorDoctor of Dental Surgery program; RIDE student


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

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 School of Dentistry–RIDE

Regional Initiatives in Dental Education (RIDE) is a track of the UW School of Dentistry using a groundbreaking model of dental education to train dentists to meet the needs of rural and underserved populations in the state and region. Funded by the Legislature in 2007, RIDE increases access to quality dental care in remote communities, enhances the diversity of state and regional health-care workers and improves the health-care system by training team-oriented professionals. RIDE operates in conjunction with Eastern Washington University and alongside dental associations, community health centers, Area Health Education Centers and other stakeholders. Over 70% of RIDE graduates return to rural and underserved areas of Washington and the region to practice dentistry.

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 Mark Schoesler (R),
    Senator Mark Schoesler (R)

    Senator Mark Schoesler (R)

  • Representative Mary Dye (R),
    Representative Mary Dye (R)

    Representative Mary Dye (R)

  • Representative Joe Schmick (R),
    Representative Joe Schmick (R)

    Representative Joe Schmick (R)


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