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Karen Porterfield

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

Party: Democratic

Age: 62

City: Seattle, WA

Education: Graduated from Raineer Beach High School in 1976. Earned political science degree from Western Washington University and master’s in public administration from Seattle University.

Political experience: Unsuccessful candidate for U.S. Representative in the 8th Congressional District 2012

Work experience. Currently works for Meta Management Group and is faculty member at Seattle University. Formerly a director of development for Salvation Army; vice president of United Way of King County.

Family: Married with two grown step-children

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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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