About this race
In the only statewide race pitting two Eastern Washington candidates against each other, Democratic incumbent and molecular scientist Peter Goldmark will fend off a challenge from former pro football player and state lawmaker Clint Didier to oversee management of the state’s public lands. The commissioner administers the Department of Natural Resources, overseeing the state’s forest, range, aquatic and conservation lands, and serves on several boards and commissions that govern lands policy. Four year term, no limits. Salary: $121,618 per year, plus health care benefits, state pension system, staff.
* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.
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