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Dave Upthegrove

A candidate for Commissioner of Public Lands, State of Washington in the 2016 Washington Primary, Aug. 2

Party: Democratic

Age: 50

City: Seattle, WA

Education: Graduated from Lakeside School in 1989. Earned bachelor’s degree in environmental conservation from the University of Colorado and graduate certificate in energy policy planning from the University of Idaho.

Political experience: King County councilman, 2013-present and chairman of the council’s Budget and Fiscal Management Committee. Washington State Representative from 2001-2013; chaired House Environment Committee and House Select Committee on Puget Sound. Member of the Governor’s Climate Action Team and LEOFF II State Pension Board.

Other work experience: Washington State Senate staff, basketball referee with Pacific Northwest Basketball Referee Association.

Family: Married

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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Steve McLaughlin (R) 347,302 38.97%
Hilary Franz (D) 188,630 21.17%
Dave Upthegrove (D) 122,489 13.75%
Mary Verner (D) 113,614 12.75%
Karen Porterfield (D) 44,393 4.98%
Steven M. Nielson (L) 42,130 4.73%
John Stillings (D) 32,548 3.65%

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