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ELECTION: Re-elect Peter Goldmark as lands commissioner

Letter by Jacquelyn E. Giles, University Place on Oct. 24, 2012 at 4:26 pm with No Comments »
October 24, 2012 4:26 pm

Peter Goldmark, Washington’s public lands commissioner since 2009, deserves the vote of every Washingtonian who cares about the health of our environment and agriculture.

Goldmark previously served as state director of agriculture and on many councils on agriculture and the environment. In 1999 he was a founding board member of a unique coalition of farmers, ranchers and conservationists. His long and remarkable record of public service includes serving for over 30 years as a wildland firefighter in Okanogan County, as a member and as president of the Washington State University board of regents and as a member of the WSU-William D. Ruckelshaus Center from 2003 to the present.

Goldmark has applied and personally lived his impressive and broad educational grounding in the sciences of agriculture, conservation and preservation of natural resources in the most personally committed way possible: he used that knowledge and expertise while making a home and raising his family of five children on his own successful ranch that he ran on the principles he not only advocated but practiced.

In Goldmark, we are fortunate to have a lands commissioner who “walks” his “talk.” Let’s cast our votes to keep him.

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