Hilary is on the front lines protecting our lands and waters and standing up for our communities. She is a bold leader who is working to bridge the urban-rural divide and create economic opportunity throughout Washington.
“Since taking office Hilary’s earned high marks from both her liberal Seattle-area political base and from conservative officials and lawmakers in Eastern Washington, who have praised her willingness to listen to local concerns and the energy she’s brought to fire prevention and rural economic development.”
“She doesn’t look like someone you’d call if a fire was bearing down on your town.Then you hear her speak, daring any fire to come between her and the 6 million or so acres of public land she is responsible for safeguarding.”
“Hilary seems to have the energy of a venti-fueled dynamo and a mind that works at a wildfire pace.”
“In Franz, voters will find a tireless advocate for a forward-thinking approach to preventing and suppressing wildfires that have become an increasing concern to residents throughout the state.”
“Hilary Franz, as public lands chief, has led notable gains in forest health and fire prevention. Her efforts will assure healthier forestlands.”