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Commissioner of Public Lands

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Peter Goldmark (D) 1,562,380 58.37%
Clint Didier (R) 1,114,311 41.63%

* 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.

About The 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.

The Candidates

Peter Goldmark

Party:
Democrat
Age:
74
City:
Okanagon, WA
Occupation:
incumbent Lands Commissioner

Okanogan rancher, Ph.D in molecular biology, post graduate work in neurobiology, former WSU regent.

Clint Didier

Party:
Republican
Age:
61
City:
Connell, Washington
Occupation:
rancher/farmer

Graduate of Connell High School, Portland State University. Former NFL football player with Washington Redskins. Served on National Farm Service Agency, 2000-08. Married, four children

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