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Hilary Franz

Franz to Vancouver audience: ‘We have got to realize that fires are now going to be an annual experience’

February 2, 2024, 10:51am Clark County News

Dark billowing smoke, clusters of forest engulfed in flames and charred earth. Read story

Using public land to fund child care? WA lawmakers are considering it

January 29, 2024, 6:00am Latest News

For many Washington families, child care is not only expensive, it’s hard to find. Read story

Washington State Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz talks with wildland firefighters battling the Tunnel Five Fire in the Columbia River Gorge on Thursday.

Lands commissioner Franz joins Columbian Conversations event on intensifying wildfire seasons in region

Washington State Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz talks with wildland firefighters battling the Tunnel Five Fire in the Columbia River Gorge on Thursday.

January 25, 2024, 6:08am Clark County News

Wildfires are growing in frequency and intensity across Washington, leaving residents in communities unaccustomed to them wondering how to live with fire. Read story

Hilary Franz announced Friday Nov. 10, 2023 she will run for Congress in 2024. Until then she had been campaigning for governor.

Franz says opportunity, not opportunism, driving her bid for WA seat in Congress

Hilary Franz announced Friday Nov. 10, 2023 she will run for Congress in 2024. Until then she had been campaigning for governor.

December 1, 2023, 7:37am Election

Hilary Franz issued an urgent proclamation in spring when she launched her bid for Washington governor. Read story

Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz, right, state Sen. T&rsquo;wina Nobles and Smokey Bear pose in front of a proposed speciality license plate Monday in a Pierce County fire station.

Only you (almost) can put Smokey Bear on Washington license plates

Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz, right, state Sen. T&rsquo;wina Nobles and Smokey Bear pose in front of a proposed speciality license plate Monday in a Pierce County fire station.

November 27, 2023, 6:00am Latest News

Washington drivers could one day be carrying Smokey Bear’s image and message on their license plates to help reduce the number of wildfires started by people. Read story

Hilary Franz, commissioner of public lands, launched her campaign for governor at an event in Seattle in May 2023. Franz, a Democrat, dropped out Friday, saying she will run to succeed the retiring U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer in the 6th Congressional District in 2024.

Franz halts bid for WA governor, sets sights on Congress

Hilary Franz, commissioner of public lands, launched her campaign for governor at an event in Seattle in May 2023. Franz, a Democrat, dropped out Friday, saying she will run to succeed the retiring U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer in the 6th Congressional District in 2024.

November 10, 2023, 1:13pm Election

Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz on Friday ended her bid for governor and launched a new campaign for Congress. Read story

Washington State Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz talks with wildland firefighters battling the Tunnel Five Fire in the Columbia River Gorge on Thursday.

WA 2023 fire season a ‘wake-up call,’ DNR chief says

Washington State Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz talks with wildland firefighters battling the Tunnel Five Fire in the Columbia River Gorge on Thursday.

October 26, 2023, 7:31am Latest News

This year’s fire season was a challenging one but could have been much worse, Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz said at a news conference Wednesday. Read story

State Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz speaks with Twisp Mayor Soo Ing-Moody during an August 2021 tour of an area burned by the Cedar Creek Wildfire near the Methow Valley in Central Washington.

DNR chief Hilary Franz urges state residents to ‘be one less spark’ in wildfire season

State Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz speaks with Twisp Mayor Soo Ing-Moody during an August 2021 tour of an area burned by the Cedar Creek Wildfire near the Methow Valley in Central Washington.

July 3, 2023, 7:33am Latest News

While Washington is well prepared in terms of wildland firefighters and equipment, state Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz said residents need to step up as well. Read story

State Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz speaks with Twisp Mayor Soo Ing-Moody during an August 2021 tour of an area burned by the Cedar Creek Wildfire near the Methow Valley in Central Washington.

‘Very well prepared’: State DNR commissioner speaks on upcoming fire season

State Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz speaks with Twisp Mayor Soo Ing-Moody during an August 2021 tour of an area burned by the Cedar Creek Wildfire near the Methow Valley in Central Washington.

June 21, 2023, 7:44am Latest News

Despite an anticipated hotter and drier year, state and local entities expect to be able to tackle the wildfire season with more resources than ever. Read story

Democrat Hilary Franz, Washington's Commissioner of Public Lands, is running for governor in 2024.

Why Hilary Franz sees a path to victory in the 2024 governor’s race

Democrat Hilary Franz, Washington's Commissioner of Public Lands, is running for governor in 2024.

June 12, 2023, 6:02am Editor's Choice

Olympia may be the center of government power in Washington but when Hilary Franz talks about why voters next year should send her to the governor’s office there, she points to credentials she’s gained in other parts of the state. Read story