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'''[[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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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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Washington elects their state executives in presidential years ([[Washington state executive official elections, 2012|2012]], 2016, and 2020).
 
Washington elects their state executives in presidential years ([[Washington state executive official elections, 2012|2012]], 2016, and 2020).
  
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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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==State budget==
 
==State budget==
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 Laws/House/1087-S.SL.pdf#page=109&zoom=74,0,615 ''Washington Office of Financial Management,'' "2011-13 Operating Budget,"  accessed April 4, 2013] </ref>
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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==
 
::''See also: [[Compensation of state executive officers]]''
 
::''See also: [[Compensation of state executive officers]]''
 
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In 2013, the Washington Commissioner of Public Lands was paid an estimated [[Compensation of state executive officers|$121,618]]. This figure comes from the [[Council of State Governments]].<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/kc/system/files/4.11_2013.pdf ''Council of State Governments,'' "SELECTED STATE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS: ANNUAL SALARIES," January 31, 2014]</ref>
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===2012===
 
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]].
 
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]].
  
 
[[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.
 
[[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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[[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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==Contact information==
 
==Contact information==
 
''' Washington Department of Natural Resources'''<BR>
 
''' Washington Department of Natural Resources'''<BR>

Latest revision as of 12:51, 31 January 2014

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
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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

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]

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.

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).

Full History


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

2013

In 2013, the Washington Commissioner of Public Lands was paid an estimated $121,618. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.[3]

2012

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.

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

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

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Washington State" + Commissioner + "Public Lands"

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

"Washington+State"+Commissioner+"Public+Lands"&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss Washington Commissioner of Public Lands News Feed

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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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