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.
Seven candidates are vying for the position of Washington’s public lands commissioner. It’s the top job at the state Department of Natural Resources, which manages 5.6 million acres of state lands.