Peter J. Goldmark


Peter J. Goldmark Peter James Goldmark is the Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands and heads the Washington Department of Natural Resources. He is a Democrat from a rural part of Okanogan County, Washington, outside of the town of Okanogan. Peter Goldmark has placed a lifelong emphasis on agriculture, science, education, and public service. His primary career experience includes ranching in Eastern Washington; over thirty years of volunteering to fighting wildland fires; and a PhD in molecular biology. He has published papers in national and international scientific journals on plant molecular genetics and currently runs a wheat breeding program for crop improvement. In 2008, Goldmark won the election for Commissioner of Public Lands (head of the Washington Department of Natural Resources) against incumbent Doug Sutherland in a tightly contested race. The major focus points of his campaign for Public Land Commissioner include preventing forest from being converted into strip malls or development; encouraging sustainable timber practices to maintain steady income and areas of recreation for the state; cleaning up Puget Sound; promoting the use of biofuels; effective wildland fire management;  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Peter Goldmark
Date of birth
Place of birth
Georgia Goldmark

Political career

Party From To
Democratic Party


Institution From To
University of California, Berkeley
Haverford College

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