Upthegrove jumps into Land Commissioner race as “environmental champion” – Seattle PI

I am thrilled to see Dave Upthegrove decide to run for Land Commissioner to replace retiring Peter Goldmark. Dave is a known environmental supporter with a deep record of being there and doing the right thing.  His stated challenger, Karen Porterfield is not known to me, but I will try and do interviews with both of them on KPTZ radio sometime in the next month or so.
King County Council member Dave Upthegrove has jumped into the race for State Land Commissioner less than a week after incumbent and fellow Democrat Peter Goldmark opted not to seek a third term. Upthegrove is running as an out-and-out environmentalist for a post that oversees timber harvest in 2.1 million acres of state-owned forests, as well as commercial management of state aquatic lands. Specifically, he is aligning with opponents of the big proposed Gateway Pacific coal export terminal at Cherry Point north of Bellingham. Joel Connelly reports. (SeattlePI.Com)


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