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It is an honor to serve the people of Washington state and Whatcom County as your state senator. This is where great ideas are born. In Whatcom County, we are leaders in education, leaders in health care, leaders in environmental protection and leaders in energy production.

I look forward to the great things we can accomplish together.

Every day, I go to work in Olympia inspired by the people of our corner of the state. I grew up in Whatcom County and I call it my home – for me, my kids, my family. Like you, I worry about my children’s schools and I worry about the sort of world they will live in. Working together we can create a better future for your kids and my kids and for generations to come.

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Ericksen oil-train safety bill keeps to the track Ericksen oil-train safety bill keeps to the track
Oil-train safety looms again as a major issue in the 2015 legislative session as a measure sponsored by state Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, gets its first hearing Thursday. The key difference between Ericksen’s bill and competing oil-train proposals that have been heard over the last couple of sessions? This one...
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Sen. Ericksen statement on passage of 2/3 rule for new taxes in the Senate Sen. Ericksen statement on passage of 2/3 rule for new taxes in the Senate
Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, issued the following statement following passage of a new rule in the Senate requiring a two-thirds vote of the chamber on procedural motions prior to final passage of bills creating new taxes. The rule, proposed by Sens. Ericksen and Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, was approved by a vote of...
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Baumgartner and Ericksen propose new two-thirds-for-taxes rule, cite taxpayer protection Baumgartner and Ericksen propose new two-thirds-for-taxes rule, cite taxpayer protection
A proposal to change the Senate’s voting rules to make it harder to raise taxes will be one of the first items of business when the Legislature convenes Monday. Sens. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale and Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane propose new rules that would require a two-thirds vote of the state Senate...
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Energy independence done safe and done right is focus for Senate energy panel, Ericksen says Energy independence done safe and done right is focus for Senate energy panel, Ericksen says
Energy independence done safe and done right will be the central theme for the Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee this year, says Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale. “Low-cost energy is one of the best things this state has going for it,” said Ericksen, who is beginning his third year as...
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State effort to streamline toxic-waste cleanup holds great promise, Ericksen says State effort to streamline toxic-waste cleanup holds great promise, Ericksen says
A new state initiative to streamline the state’s toxic-waste cleanup rules holds great promise for quicker results and lower costs, says state Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, sponsor of the Senate bill that launched the effort. The Department of Ecology is developing standardized cleanup procedures for the most common types of...
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