Rebecca Francik is a mother, educator, experienced elected official, and lifelong Eastern Washington resident.
Rebecca has been a teacher and librarian in Pasco for twenty years. She’s helped students find resources, taught coding classes for girls, and given learners of all backgrounds an opportunity to succeed. Rebecca has always worked to bring others the services they need, first becoming involved with city government to fix waste issues plaguing her community.
Rebecca served on the Pasco City Council from 1996 to 2017 and served her community through times of rapid growth and economic downturn. Selected as Mayor Pro-Tem by fellow councilmembers because of her reputation as a listener, collaborator, and problem solver, Rebecca’s community involvement has led to real improvements in the lives of Pasco residents. As a board member with the Association of Washington Cities for ten years, Rebecca advocated for rural communities and local control.
Rebecca was appointed by Governors Locke and Gregoire to the Public Works Trust Fund and the Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board. She has been a leading voice in prioritizing and funding water, sewer, and highway projects, standing up for infrastructure investments in Southeastern Washington and across the state.
Descended from Washington State homesteaders, Rebecca grew up on a small family farm in Pullman and moved to Pasco over 35 years ago. A graduate of Washington State University, Rebecca worked her way through college with WSU’s agronomy department. Rebecca and her husband of 40 years raised seven children in the Pasco community. In her spare time, Rebecca is an avid musical theatre fan and sings with the Mid-Columbia Mastersingers.