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It has been an honor for me to serve the State of Washington as the head of our state’s largest wildfire fighting force. As a former Mayor of Spokane and director of Tribal organizations, I’ve faced and overcome huge challenges to restore forests, fish, and waters. I’m well prepared to take charge of the broad mission of Washington’s Department of Natural Resources.

Leaders from across the state support me because they believe in my work ethic, courage, and accomplishments. I’ve been in the trenches helping rural communities prosper, and expanding outdoor recreation options for urban dwellers. I’ve stood firm for the principal that what’s good for the environment is good for the economy, and I’ve helped adversaries become allies over common goals of long-term sustainability. You can trust me to wisely manage and protect our state’s cherished public lands in the face of climate change, with forward-thinking adaptive management. As a mother and grandmother of Washingtonians, I fight to maintain the irreplaceable natural heritage we share – pure water, clean air, and vibrant forests.

I am asking for your endorsement and contribution to elect me as your next Commissioner of Public Lands.


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