u 2012 Washington Primary

Commissioner of Public Lands, State of Washington

About this race

The job: Manages some 15 million acres of state forests, range, tidal and shore lands as head of the Department of Natural Resources. Pay is $121, 618 per year, plus health insurance and other benefits.

Last updated: Aug. 10, 8 p.m. Election results

CandidateVotesPct
Peter Goldmark (D) 616,149 51.49%
Clint Didier (R) 494,926 41.36%
Stephen Sharon (N) 85,673 7.16%

* 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.