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Steve McLaughlin

A candidate for Commissioner of Public Lands, State of Washington in the 2016 Washington General Election, Nov. 8

Party: Republican

City: Seabeck, WA

Age: 60

Education: Graduated from Medford High School in 1974. Earned bachelor’s of arts degree at the University of Oregon. Graduate work at the Royal Naval College and U.S. Naval War College

Polictical experience: First run for public office. Member of the Snohomish County Homeland Security Planning Committee from 2003 to 2007.

Work experience: Spent 25 years in U.S. Navy, retired as commander. Consults and instructs on security system design and implementation.

Family: Married, with two grown children, three step-children and two grandchildren. 

Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Hilary Franz (D) 1,456,429 53.34%
Steve McLaughlin (R) 1,274,138 46.66%

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