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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Goldmark kicking off 2008 campaign for Lands Commissioner with statewide tour

Peter Goldmark, the 2006 Democratic nominee for U.S. Representative in WA-05, recently decided to challenge incumbent Republican Doug Sutherland for Lands Commissioner in 2008 and is kicking off his campaign this week.
Now that harvest season is over, rancher Peter Goldmark will officially launch his bid for Commissioner of Public Lands with a statewide tour this week. On Thursday and Friday, September 27-28, Goldmark will travel from his family’s 8,000-acre ranch in Okanogan to Spokane, Olympia, Seattle and Wenatchee to meet with key supporters and members of the media

"The current commissioner is too tied to corporate special interests and selling off our precious public lands for logging and development at pennies on the dollar. That is wrong and must stop,” Goldmark says. "This statewide tour is just the beginning. I plan to visit communities across the state over the next 14 months, and I look forward to bringing new leadership to this critical office."

A second generation wheat and cattle rancher, Goldmark is a former state Director of Agriculture and a long-time rural school board member in Okanagan County.
We're delighted to see that Peter's running again, and we are pleased to support his campaign. It's time to put an environmental champion back in charge of the Department of Natural Resources - someone who cares deeply about our Earth and believes in the wisdom of conservation.


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