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Steven M. Nielson

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

Party: Libertarian

Age: 42

City: Port Orchard, WA

Education: Graduated from Enumclaw High School in 1998. Earned bachelor’s in astronautical engineering from the University of Washington. 

Political experience: Unsuccessful candidate for Washington state representative in the Second Legislative District in 2014. Served as secretary and chairman of the Washington Libertarian Party. Serves as chairman of Parks and Civil Service commissions for the city of Orting

Work experience: Former employee of Lockheed Martin in California, Colorado and Washington. Currently supervisor and auditor at a laminate manufacturing plant in Kent. 

Family: Married. Has three children all under the age of 10.

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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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