Hilary leads by bringing people together and bridging divides that have held us back. She’s earned high marks from leaders across the state — urban and rural, east and west. She is honored to be endorsed by newspapers, organizations, and local, state, and federal leaders from across Washington.
The late-summer surge of wildfires showed the importance of effective forest management. In her first term, Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz has strongly advocated for better forest management and firefighting resources. She deserves a second term.
Hilary Franz, as public lands chief, has led notable gains in forest health and fire prevention. Her efforts will assure healthier forestlands.
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.
The first-term Democratic public lands commissioner seized the role of frontline visitor and chief consoler of fire-ravaged communities.
In her first term as head of the Department of Natural Resources, Franz improved the agency’s reputation by emphasizing quick responses to fire and by traveling around the state to meet with county commissioners and electeds.
Over the past four years, Franz has shown herself to be a top-notch manager. She has led the Department of Natural Resources with a steady hand, focusing on preventing and fighting forest fires and managing the state’s land to boost the amount of funds it raises to support school construction and supplement local governments.