Born and raised in Whatcom County, Doug Ericksen has been bringing hometown values and solutions to Olympia since 1998. After serving six terms in the House, he was elected to the Senate in 2010. Senator Ericksen represents the 42nd District, consisting of the Northwest corner of the state
Senator Ericksen chairs the Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee. He also serves on the Health Care, Transportation and Rules Committees. His legislative priorities include providing solutions to keep energy prices low, create jobs and enhance our quality of life.
Doug received a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a master’s from Western Washington University. He and his wife Tasha, a high-school teacher, are raising their two daughters in Ferndale.