Elected Experience: Commissioner of Public Lands
Other Professional Experience: Lifelong rancher, scientist, wheat breeder, Director of Agriculture
Education: B.A. Haverford College; Ph.D. Molecular Biology, University of California Berkeley; Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neurobiology, Harvard
Community Service: Former President and member of the WSU Board of Regents; Okanogan School Board Member; volunteer wild land firefighter for over thirty years
Statement: A lifelong Eastern Washington rancher and father of five, Peter Goldmark has restored integrity to the management of nearly 15 million acres of forest, agricultural land and water resources. Peter works hard to maximize the potential for jobs, recreation, education, and wildlife preservation throughout Washington.
Trained as a scientist, Peter understands the need to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and address climate change through renewable energy resources, which is why he passed legislation to grow this exciting industry.
Peter led efforts to restore Puget Sound and promote sustainable shellfish farming. He protected crucial habitat on Maury Island from international mining operations and launched Puget SoundCorps, putting youth and veterans to work on vital cleanup projects.
Endorsed by the Washington Conservation Voters, Peter knows that forests are essential to our quality of life, supporting an industry that provides jobs to communities across our state, while providing clean air and water to the benefit of all Washingtonians. That’s why he preserved 15,000 acres along the I-90 corridor, created the Community Forest Trust to protect endangered timberlands, and kept forests open for recreation.
With your vote, Peter will continue restoring Puget Sound, sustainably managing forests, protecting wildlife, and developing renewable energy jobs.