Constituents

Whatcom County telephone town hall meeting next Wednesday Next Tuesday, March 26, I will be hosting a legislative telephone town hall meeting with Representatives Vincent Buys and Jason Overstreet. This will be an opportunity for us to share the phone lines with Whatcom County residents and hear your questions and input about the important issues facing our state.... Read More...
Ericksen bill to assist berry farms in Whatcom County moves forward A bill I brought forward to assist area farmers by ensuring their water-conservation efforts are recognized by the state Department of Ecology was approved by the state Senate and will now move to the House of Representatives. Senate Bill 5199 requires DOE to initiate a process to allow berry farmers... Read More...
You’re invited to my legislative town hall meeting On Saturday, March 16, Representative Vincent Buys and I will be hosting a legislative town hall meeting. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the auditorium of the Ferndale High School. I encourage anyone able and interested to attend. There are many important issues facing... Read More...
Ericksen TV: two bills to aid Whatcom County farms and fairs This week my video update focuses on two bills I introduced to aid important entities in Whatcom County – our farms and our fairs. Senate Bill 5078 would modify state law to allow non-profit fairs to continue to rent out their facilities during the off-season without taking a tax hit. Senate... Read More...
My Bellingham Herald op-ed: New Energy in the state Senate This op-ed appeared in the Bellingham Herald on Tuesday, January 22. You can read the piece on the Herald’s website by clicking here. New Energy in the state Senate By Senator Doug Ericksen The opening days of a legislative session regularly feature ceremony and tradition, but this week something truly historic... Read More...
You can help increase access to public lands! This week I sponsored two bills aimed at increasing access to public lands. Both will receive public hearings next week and I encourage you to testify on the bills if you are able. Senate Bill 5057 Requires non-governmental organizations acquiring land from state government or with state funds to maintain public access... Read More...
New website launched Welcome to my new legislative website! My goal with this new site is to make it easier than ever for Whatcom County residents to contact me and stay up-to-date on what’s going on in Olympia. I’ve also simplified my email address (doug@senatorericksen.com) for greater convenience. After all, technology should make our lives easier, and I don’t... Read More...
Senator Ericksen’s Blueprint – Sports fields and public land access In this edition of the Blueprint for a Better Washington, Senator Ericksen outlines how the state can be a partner in constructing capital facilities like sports fields by cutting government red tape and unnecessary costs. He also outlines his strategy for keeping existing public lands viable by maximizing public access.... Read More...
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