Elected Experience: Elected to State House in 1998; Ranking Republican Healthcare Committee 2009-2010; Ranking Republican Transportation Committee 2003-2004, 2008; Floor Leader 2005-2006, 2009-2010; Legislative Ethics Board 2002-2010
Other Professional Experience: English instructor Taichung, Taiwan; Alaska Sightseeing Cruise West; Legislative Affairs for Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Education: Sehome High School, 1987; Cornell University, BA in Government, 1991; Western Washington University, MA in Environmental Policy and Political Science, 1995
Community Service: Doug and his wife Tasha are raising their two children in Ferndale. Tasha is an English teacher at Squalicum High School. The Ericksens enjoy youth sports, camping and gardening.
Statement: Doug Ericksen is focused on real solutions and providing leadership on the issues Whatcom County cares about. As our representative in Olympia, Doug has proposed legislation to empower people, contain government, reduce taxes, connect our communities with bike paths and improve our schools by increasing local control.
Doug Ericksen's solutions for a better Washington are needed now more than ever. Doug's plan to create jobs, limit government, reduce taxes on working families and small businesses, protect our local farms, and increase government accountability can be found at www.DougEricksen.com.
Every day Doug Ericksen works to bring Whatcom County's common sense solutions to Olympia. By working with and listening to the people of our area Doug Ericksen is committed to providing the leadership to create a balanced budget without raising taxes while supporting our shared vision for Washington and protecting the most vulnerable.
As our State Legislator Doug Ericksen has a proven record of success helping our farmers, getting transportation projects built, providing excellent constituent services, and protecting our jobs. Born and raised in Whatcom County, Doug Ericksen and his wife are raising their kids in Ferndale. Vote for real solutions. Vote for real leadership. Vote for Doug Ericksen.