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Norm Dicks Endorses Hilary Franz for 6th Congressional District

Nov 13, 2023

Former Congressman Dicks joins current U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer in endorsing Franz for WA-06 seat

TACOMA – Former Congressman Norm Dicks has endorsed Hilary Franz as the next representative from the 6th Congressional District.

“For seven years Hilary Franz has managed our state’s public lands and waters and guided our wildfire strategy with skillful leadership, innovation, and a commitment to the people she serves,” said retired U.S. Representative Norm Dicks, who served Washington’s 6th Congressional District from 1977-2013. “Under her leadership, her agency has helped lead the fight against climate change while bringing jobs and economic development to communities and small towns across this state. After representing the 6th Congressional District for 36 years, I am supporting Hilary Franz because she is a fighter who will get things done for the people in our community.”

“I’m honored to have the support and endorsement of both current Congressman Derek Kilmer and retired Congressman Norm Dicks, who combined have served and championed this district for 46 years,” said Hilary Franz. “I’m humbled by the support I’ve received since announcing my candidacy just three days ago. I look forward to carrying on their legacy of leadership.”

Franz has also picked up the following new endorsements, adding to a growing and impressive list of early endorsements she received on Friday. The full list can be found online here.

  • Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe
  • Squaxin Island Tribe Chairman Kris Peters
  • Tacoma City Councilmember Sarah Rumbaugh
  • Bremerton Mayor Greg Wheeler
  • Bremerton Port Commissioner and former Mayor Cary Bozeman
  • State Rep. Jake Fey (D-27)
  • Elma City Councilmember Mike Cooper
  • Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One Commissioner Bryce Nelson
  • Former Kitsap County Commissioner Rob Gelder
  • Poulsbo City Councilmember Ed Stern
  • Poulsbo City Councilmember Brittany Livdahl
  • Tacoma City Councilmember Catherine Ushka
  • Kitsap County Commissioner Katie Walters
  • Former state Sen. Dean Takko (D-19)
  • Former state Rep. Brian Blake (D-19)

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