Hilary Franz for Governor

Stronger communities, a thriving economy, and a better future for everyone

Get To Know Hilary

We’re facing urgent issues — a rapidly changing climate, a housing crisis, and soaring income inequality that’s pushing families out of the middle class. There’s no shortage of challenges, but there’s no shortage of what we can do, together. I’m running for governor to make bold progress on our top priorities, and do so quickly.

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Seattle Times

“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.”

Seattle Times Jul 11, 2019
The Wenatchee World

“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.”

The Wenatchee World May 22, 2019

“Hilary seems to have the energy of a venti-fueled dynamo and a mind that works at a wildfire pace.”

Crosscut Feb 8, 2019
The Columbian

“Franz… is a tireless advocate for a forward-thinking approach.”

The Columbian Oct 6, 2020
The Stranger

“Washington’s lands commissioner is fighting… the status quo across the state.”

The Stranger Feb 26, 2020

“Franz is building a reputation for addressing rural and urban interests, finding avenues to create rural jobs… and building affordable housing.”

Seattle Magazine Nov 6, 2019
Seattle Met

“With a black belt in kickboxing and the last of her three sons out of the house, Franz trembles with excitement over ramping up her statewide travels… ‘You meet the people there and spend time on the landscape and it’s one of the best parts of this job.’”

Seattle Met Jan 23, 2023
The Everett Herald

“Hilary Franz, as public lands chief, has led notable gains in forest health and fire prevention. Her efforts will assure healthier forestlands.”

The Everett Herald Sep 23, 2020