Elected Experience: No previous elected experience.
Other Professional Experience: WA State Patrol Captain, 30 years.
Education: BA, St. Martin's College; Master Degree in Public Administration, Seattle University; National Fulbright Scholar; School of Police Staff and Command, Northwestern University.
Community Service: Bill believes in giving back to his community and is active in a number of volunteer organizations including Kiwanis of Puyallup, Friends of the Puyallup Riverwalk, and Foothills Rails-to-Trails Coalition. He serves as a board member on the Puyallup Food Bank, Salvation Army of Puyallup, the City of Puyallup Parks, Recreation, and Senior Advisory Board. Bill is a former member of the WSP Memorial Foundation Board.
Statement: With nearly three decades of community leadership, including 30 years on the State Patrol, Bill Hilton knows that the issues affecting our families are issues that need to be addressed by our Legislature.
Bill will bring bold leadership, standing against budget gimmicks and fight to put public safety first. Our legislators need to uphold Washington State’s Constitution and properly fund schools. Bill will work to fully fund education and create well paying jobs by making our state more business friendly and close tax-loopholes. We need independent leaders like Bill Hilton who will work across party lines to get results.