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John Stillings

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

Party: Democratic

City: Seattle, WA

Education: Earned bachelor’s degrees in math and philosophy at the University of Washington.

Work experience: He has been a General Contractor for 32 years in Washington. Served for 10 years as U.S. Olympians and Paralympians Washington Chapter President. Former member of St. Vincent dePaul Society Council of Seattle/King County President. Member of silver medal-winning 1984 U.S. Olympic rowing team.

Family: Married. Has two sons. 

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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