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{{Washington SEO infobox}}{{tnr}}The '''Washington Commissioner of Public Lands''' is a state executive position in the Washington state government. The current officeholder is [[Peter Goldmark]].
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|Budget = 259406000
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|Length of term = 4 years
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|Authority =[[Article III, Washington State Constitution|Washington State Constitution, Article 3, Section 2]]
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|Current officeholder = Peter Goldmark
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|Partisan =  Democratic
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|Assumed office =  January 2009
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|Compensation = 121,618
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|Next election =[[Washington down ballot state executive elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Last election= November 8, 2016
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|Other offices = [[Governor of Washington|Governor]] • [[Lieutenant Governor of Washington|Lieutenant Governor]] •  [[Secretary of State of Washington|Secretary of State]] • [[Washington Attorney General|Attorney General]] •  [[Washington Treasurer|Treasurer]] • [[Washington Auditor|Auditor]] •  [[Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction|Superintendent of Education]]• •  [[Washington Director of Agriculture|Agriculture Commissioner]] •  [[Washington Commissioner of Insurance|Insurance Commissioner]]• [[Washington Commissioner of Public Lands|Natural Resources Commissioner]]• [[Washington Director of Labor and Industries|Labor Commissioner]]• [[Washington Chairman of Utilities and Transportation|Public Service Commissioner]]
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}}{{tnr}}The '''Washington Commissioner of Public Lands''' is an elected state executive position in the Washington state government.
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The Commissioner oversees the Department of Natural Resources, which is responsible for environmental protection in the state.
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==Current officeholder==
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The current officeholder is [[Peter Goldmark]] (D). He has served in this position since 2009.
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==Authority==
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[[Article III, Washington State Constitution|Article 3]] of the [[Washington Constitution|state constitution]] establishes the state's executive offices.
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'''Article III, Section 2:'''
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'''''Executive Department.''' The executive department shall consist of a governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, treasurer, auditor, attorney general, superintendent of public instruction, and a commissioner of public lands, who shall be severally chosen by the qualified electors of the state at the same time and place of voting as for the members of the legislature.''
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==Qualifications==
 
==Qualifications==
 
'''[[Article III, Washington State Constitution#Section 25|Article 3, Section 25]]''' of the [[Washington State Constitution|state constitution]] establishes the qualifications of the office:
 
'''[[Article III, Washington State Constitution#Section 25|Article 3, Section 25]]''' of the [[Washington State Constitution|state constitution]] establishes the qualifications of the office:
  
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*a citizen of the United States
 
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==Elections==
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In Washington, the [[Governor of Washington|governor]], [[Lieutenant Governor of Washington|lieutenant governor]], [[Washington Secretary of State|secretary of state]], [[Washington Treasurer|treasurer]], [[Washington State Auditor|auditor]], [[Attorney General of Washington|attorney general]], [[Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction|superintendent of public instruction]], and [[Washington Commissioner of Public Lands|commissioner of public lands]] are elected every four years. Elections are held in November and winners assume office the following January, serving until their successors are elected and qualified.
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Washington elects their state executives in presidential years ([[Washington state executive official elections, 2012|2012]], 2016, and 2020).
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===2012===
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:''See also: [[Washington down ballot state executive elections, 2012]]''
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Incumbent [[Peter Goldmark]] won re-election on November 6, 2012.
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*'''2012 General Election Results for Washington Commissioner of Public Lands'''
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{{WAGeneralPubliclands2012Results}}
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==Vacancies==
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==Duties==
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The Commissioner of Public Lands manages the Department of Natural Resources and serves as chair of the state Board of Natural Resources, which sets policy for state trust lands. Additionally the department manages aquatic lands, monitors cleanup and restoration efforts from mining operations, and is the largest fire department in the state.<ref>[http://www.dnr.wa.gov/AboutDNR/Pages/commissioner.aspx ''Washington Department of Natural Resources,'' " About,"  accessed December 28, 2012] </ref>
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[[File:WA_NR_org_chart.JPG|300px|thumb|right|Click [http://web1.ballotpedia.org/wiki/images/WA_NR_org_chart.JPG here] to view a larger-scale image of the Washington Department of Natural Resources Organizational Chart as of February 4, 2013.]]
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==Divisions==
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==State budget==
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The budget for the Department of Natural Resources in Fiscal Year 2011-2013 was $259,406,000.<ref> [http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2011-12/Pdf/Bills/Session%20Laws/House/1087-S.SL.pdf ''Washington Office of Financial Management,'' "2011-13 Operating Budget,"  accessed April 4, 2013] </ref>
  
 
==Compensation==
 
==Compensation==
[[Article III, Washington State Constitution#Section 23|Article III, Section 23]] of the state constitution initially set the annual salary of the commissioner at $2,000 but allowed for the state legislature to increase it. In 2010, the commissioner was paid an estimated $121,618, according to the [[Council of State Governments]].<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/drupal/system/files/Table_4.11.pdf ''The Council of State Governments'',"The Book of States 2010 Table 4.11," retrieved June 7, 2011]</ref>
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::''See also: [[Compensation of state executive officers]]''
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In 2012, the Washington Commissioner of Public Lands was paid an estimated [[Compensation of state executive officers|$121,618]] according to the [[Council of State Governments]].
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[[Article III, Washington State Constitution#Section 23|Article III, Section 23]] of the state constitution initially set the annual salary of the commissioner at $2,000 but allowed for the state legislature to increase it.
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==Historical officeholders==
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==Contact information==
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''' Washington Department of Natural Resources'''<BR>
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PO Box 47000<BR>
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1111 Washington Street SE<BR>
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Olympia, WA 98504-7000<BR>
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Phone: (360) 902-1000
  
 
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Revision as of 13:49, 15 July 2013

Washington Commissioner of Public Lands
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2011-2013 FY Budget:  $259,406,000
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   4 years
Authority:  Washington State Constitution, Article 3, Section 2
Selection Method:  Elected
Current Officeholder

Peter Goldmark.jpg
Name:  Peter Goldmark
Officeholder Party:  Democratic
Assumed office:  January 2009
Compensation:  $121,618
Elections
Next election:  November 6, 2012
Last election:  November 8, 2016
Other Washington Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerAuditorSuperintendent of Education• • Agriculture CommissionerInsurance CommissionerNatural Resources CommissionerLabor CommissionerPublic Service Commissioner
The Washington Commissioner of Public Lands is an elected state executive position in the Washington state government.

The Commissioner oversees the Department of Natural Resources, which is responsible for environmental protection in the state.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Peter Goldmark (D). He has served in this position since 2009.

Authority

Article 3 of the state constitution establishes the state's executive offices.

Article III, Section 2:

Executive Department. The executive department shall consist of a governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, treasurer, auditor, attorney general, superintendent of public instruction, and a commissioner of public lands, who shall be severally chosen by the qualified electors of the state at the same time and place of voting as for the members of the legislature.

Qualifications

Article 3, Section 25 of the state constitution establishes the qualifications of the office:

Qualifications, Compensation, Offices Which May Be Abolished. No person, except a citizen of the United States and a qualified elector of this state, shall be eligible to hold any state office...
  • a citizen of the United States
  • a qualified elector in Washington

Elections

In Washington, the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, treasurer, auditor, attorney general, superintendent of public instruction, and commissioner of public lands are elected every four years. Elections are held in November and winners assume office the following January, serving until their successors are elected and qualified.

Washington elects their state executives in presidential years (2012, 2016, and 2020).

2012

See also: Washington down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Incumbent Peter Goldmark won re-election on November 6, 2012.

  • 2012 General Election Results for Washington Commissioner of Public Lands
Washington Commissioner of Public Lands General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Goldmark Incumbent 58.7% 1,692,083
     Republican Clint Didier 41.3% 1,188,411
Total Votes 2,880,494
Election Results via Washington Secretary of State.


Vacancies

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches the constitutional or statutory text that details the process of filling vacancies for a state executive office. That information for the Washington Commissioner of Public Lands has not yet been added. After extensive research we were unable to identify any relevant information on state official websites. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

Duties

The Commissioner of Public Lands manages the Department of Natural Resources and serves as chair of the state Board of Natural Resources, which sets policy for state trust lands. Additionally the department manages aquatic lands, monitors cleanup and restoration efforts from mining operations, and is the largest fire department in the state.[1]

Click here to view a larger-scale image of the Washington Department of Natural Resources Organizational Chart as of February 4, 2013.

Divisions

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches state official websites for information that describes the divisions (if any exist) of a state executive office. That information for the Washington Commissioner of Public Lands has not yet been added. After extensive research we were unable to identify any relevant information on state official websites. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

State budget

The budget for the Department of Natural Resources in Fiscal Year 2011-2013 was $259,406,000.[2]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

In 2012, the Washington Commissioner of Public Lands was paid an estimated $121,618 according to the Council of State Governments.

Article III, Section 23 of the state constitution initially set the annual salary of the commissioner at $2,000 but allowed for the state legislature to increase it.

Historical officeholders

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches state official websites for chronological lists of historical officeholders. That information for the Washington Commissioner of Public Lands has not yet been added because the information was unavailable on the relevant state official websites, or we are currently in the process of formatting the list for this office. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

Recent news

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All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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Contact information

Washington Department of Natural Resources
PO Box 47000
1111 Washington Street SE
Olympia, WA 98504-7000
Phone: (360) 902-1000

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