Federal Relations

As a part of the University of Washington, UW Bothell works along side the UW Seattle's Office of Federal Relations, which is located in Washington D.C. The staff work with the legislative and executive branches of federal government to advocate for UW interests. To find out more, follow the UW Federal Relations Blog

The UW Bothell staff also work directly with 1st District Congresswoman DelBene and her district staff to host events on campus, seek support for UW Bothell federal proposals, and engage faculty, staff and students on emerging issues. They also interact with Senator Murray and Cantwell’s district staff.

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D) 1st Congressional District of Washington State

Senator Delbene with UW Bothell Faculty (Jan. 2013)

Delbene, far right, meeting with UW Bothell Faculty (Jan. 2013)

An experienced and successful technology entrepreneur and business leader with over 20 years’ experience in the private sector, DelBene understands the critical role that innovative companies play in creating opportunities for citizens and the foundation for economic growth for communities. Suzan worked in the biotechnology industry before earning an MBA from the University of Washington and embarking on a successful career as a technology leader and innovator.


Phone: 202-225-6311, Bothell Office: 425-485-0085
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Senator Patty Murray (D) Washington State

Senator Patty Murray

As Washington State’s senior Senator, Patty Murray has a proven track record spanning more than two decades of fighting for Washington State families in the United States Senate. Serving as a member of Senate Democratic leadership since 2007, Patty has established herself as a tireless and effective leader. She is the first female Senator from Washington State.


Phone: 202-224-2627, Everett Office: 425-259-6515
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Senator Maria Cantwell (D) Washington State

Senator Maria Cantwell with Chancellor Wolf Yeigh

Maria Cantwell currently serves as a United States Senator for the State of Washington. As a respected leader – both in public service and in the private sector – Maria has always embraced the values she first learned growing up in a strong working-class family. With the help of Pell Grants, Maria was the first member of her family to graduate college. Later, a successful businesswoman in Washington's hi-tech industry, she helped build a company that created hundreds of high-paying jobs from the ground up.


Phone: 202-224-3441, Everett Office: 425-303-0114
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