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Hilary Franz, Nation’s Most-Labor Endorsed Non-Incumbent Congressional Candidate, Announces 35th Labor Endorsement

May 16, 2024

Tacoma, Washington – Today, Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz announced her 35th labor endorsement for her campaign for the Sixth Congressional District.

Franz is the most-labor endorsed non-incumbent congressional candidate in the country, and has earned endorsements from union locals spanning all six counties of the district. In total, Franz has seven times the number of sole labor endorsements as all four of her opponents combined.

“Throughout my career, I have stood tall for working people, from fighting to raise wages to expanding labor protections,” said Hilary Franz. “In Congress, I’ll continue to fight like hell for workers – working every day to pass the PRO Act, boost funding for OSHA, and strengthen the NLRB.”

This week, Hilary has been endorsed by the Communications Workers of America Pacific Northwest Labor Council, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 46, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 302, Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 1 – Washington and Alaska, the Retired Public Employees Council, and the United Association Local 26.

Franz’s labor endorsements:

  1. Laborers’ International Union of North America

  2. Teamsters Joint Council 28

  3. Washington Machinists Council

  4. International Association of Machinists District 160

  5. Washington State Building and Construction Trades Council

  6. Pierce County Building & Construction Trades Council

  7. Olympia & the Vicinity Building & Construction Trades Council

  8. Olympic Peninsula Building & Construction Trades Council

  9. International Union of Operating Engineers

  10. International Union of Operating Engineers Local 612

  11. International Union of Operating Engineers Local 302

  12. International Association of Firefighters

  13. Gig Harbor Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 3390

  14. East Pierce Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 3520

  15. West Pierce Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 1488

  16. Tacoma Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 31

  17. Mason County Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 2394

  18. South Kitsap Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 2876

  19. Central Grays Harbor Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 315

  20. Boeing Firefighters IAFF Local I-66

  21. Key Peninsula Firefighters IAFF Local 3152

  22. East Jefferson Firefighters IAFF Local 2032

  23. International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 5

  24. Iron Workers Local 86

  25. United Steelworkers Local 12-591

  26. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 76

  27. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 46

  28. International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 23

  29. International Longshore and Warehouse Union Washington Area District Council

  30. International Longshore and Warehouse Union Pacific Coast Pension Club

  31. International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local 502

  32. Communications Workers of America Pacific Northwest Labor Council

  33. Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 1 – Washington and Alaska

  34. Retired Public Employees Council

  35. United Association Local 26

About Hilary Franz

Franz’s roots in the Sixth District run deep – she grew up spending time and working on her grandparents’ farm near the Tacoma Mall, where they first settled in 1938. She 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 affordable housing policies, secured protections on critical fish and wildlife habitat, and launched a nationally recognized energy efficiency program.

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