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Washington Machinists Council Endorses Hilary Franz for Congress, Adding to Significant Labor Support

Feb 08, 2024

Tacoma, Washington – The Washington Machinists Council, which represents over 40,000 members and a large number of the state’s AFL-CIO delegates, voted to endorse Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz for Congress in Washington’s Sixth Congressional District. 

The Machinists Council joins a growing coalition of labor support for Franz, including the Washington State Building Trades Council, Teamsters, LiUNA, Ironworkers, Steelworkers, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, and multiple IAFF locals across the district. 

The momentous labor support for Franz accompanies her strong early endorsements from seven local tribal nations and elected leaders across the district, along with Day 1 backing from current WA-06 Congressman Derek Kilmer and his predecessor, former Congressman Norm Dicks.

“I’m deeply honored to have the support of the Washington Machinists Council,” Franz said. “Working families in our state can count on me to always fight for good-paying jobs, lower costs, affordable housing, and strengthening the right to organize when I’m in Congress.”

About Hilary Franz

Franz, who lives in Grays Harbor County, raised her three boys in Kitsap County and has a long history of public service in the district. Prior to serving as Lands Commissioner, Franz served on the Bainbridge Island City Council from 2008-2011, where she secured significant federal investments in transportation infrastructure, developed innovative affordable housing policies and launched a nationally recognized energy efficiency program. In Q4 of 2023, Franz raised more than $400,000 in just seven weeks – the highest-ever Q4 raise for any candidate in this district.


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