UW Impact

Husky Caucus Directory

The Husky Caucus is comprised of current state legislators who are graduates of any program from any of the University of Washington’s three campuses. We are proud to have UW alums on both sides of the aisle, representing various communities across Washington state, and from all types of educational backgrounds. With degrees from statistics to social work, pharmacy to electrical engineering, these alums have dedicated themselves to public service. UW Impact is proud to highlight the Huskies serving in office.

Peter Abbarno

District: 20

District Includes: Centralia, Packwood, and Toledo

Chamber: House of Representatives

Party: R

UW Degree: Master of Law (Taxation)

Committees: Capital Budget (Assistant Ranking Minority Member); Civil Rights & Judiciary; Environment & Energy

Dan Bronoske

District: 28

District Includes: Parts of Tacoma, Fircrest, University Place, Lakewood, Steilacoom, DuPont

Chamber: House of Representatives

Party: D

UW Degree: Master of Public Administration

Committees: Transportation (2nd Vice Chair); Health Care & Wellness; Labor & Workplace Standards

Kirsten Harris-Talley

District: 37

District Includes: Beacon Hill, Central District, Rainer Valley, Columbia City, Rainier Beach, and Renton

Chamber: House of Representatives

Party: D

UW Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences

Committees: Children, Youth & Families (Vice Chair); Environment & Energy; Finance

Chris Corry

District: 14

District Includes: Yakima County, Goldendale, and Trout Lake

Chamber: House of Representatives

Party: R

UW Degree: Bachelor of Art in Political Science

Committees: Appropriations (Assistant Ranking Minority Member); Community & Economic Development; Consumer Protection & Business

What did you learn at the UW that you find most handy in your current legislative role?: Through being part of the student government, I learned how to effectively work with others, and negotiate with people from different circles.

Curtis King

District: 14

District Includes: Yakima County, Goldendale, and Trout Lake

Chamber: Senate

Party: R

UW Degree: Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Committees: Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs (Ranking Member); Transportation (Ranking Member); Rules

Gina Mosbrucker

District: 14

District Includes: Yakima County, Goldendale, and Trout Lake

Chamber: House of Representatives

Party: R

UW Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Committees: Public Safety (Ranking Minority Member); Labor & Workplace Standards (Assistant Ranking Minority Member); Capital Budget

John Braun

District: 20

District Includes: Centralia, Packwood, and Toledo

Chamber: Senate

Party: R

UW Degree: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Committees: Rules (Ranking Member); Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs; Ways & Means

Marko Liias

District: 21

District Includes: Edmonds, Everett, Lynnwood, and Mukilteo

Chamber: Senate

Party: D

UW Degree: Master of Public Administration

Committees: Environment, Energy & Technology; Higher Education & Workforce Development; Rules; Ways & Means

What is your favorite place on campus?: I enjoy traveling the world for many reasons, but one, in particular, is to see all the great architecture that was built long before any of us were even a thought. The Suzzallo Library has some of the most beautiful architecture I’ve ever seen and reminds me of many of the great structures from around the world. One of the primary missions of every university is to teach students about our history so that they can help build a better future. UW is well known for its progress and innovation, and there are plenty of buildings on campus that reflect that. The Suzzallo Library provides that anchor to our past. The solid oak tables, vaulted ceilings, and natural light in the Reading Room are simply stunning and provided the perfect setting for studying.

Christine Rolfes

District: 23

District Includes: Kingston, Poulsbo, Bainbridge Island, Silverdale, and East Bremerton

Chamber: Senate

Party: D

UW Degree: Masters in Public Administration

Committees: Ways & Means (Chair); Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & Parks

What is your favorite UW memory?: Sitting outside on the grass, outside of Parrington Hall, in the late September sun with a group of other students during our program’s orientation. Feeling the adrenaline and excitement of beginning the study of something we all were passionate about.

Michelle Caldier

District: 26

District Includes: Bremerton, Port Orchard, and Gig Harbor

Chamber: House of Representatives

Party: R

UW Degree: Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology; Doctor of Dental Medicine

Committees: Housing, Human Services & Veterans (Ranking Minority Member); Health Care & Wellness (Assistant Ranking Minority Member); Appropriations; Rules

What is your favorite place on campus?: HUB, IMA, and D-2 Clinic at the School of Dentistry

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