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.comfor greater convenience. After all, technology should make our lives easier, and I don’t want there to be any barriers between constituents and my office. 

As you can see, my new site features a blog-post format and I’ll be adding new content on a regular basis, with written and video posts.

One of the features of the website I’m most excited about is the Ericksen TV feature. I record short video updates on a regular basis during session, and they’ll be collected on the Ericksen TV page. It’s a great way to give you a flavor of what’s going on in Olympia in two or three minutes.

In December I sent out a piece about titled the ‘12 Biggest Myths of Olympia,’ debunking some of the popular misconceptions about state government. That really resonated with folks, so I’m going to make it an ongoing series on the website. We’ll examine some of the claims made by elected officials and state agencies in real-time to determine whether they’re accurate.

I represent our 42nd District most effectively when I receive direct input from constituents, so I hope you will take an opportunity to browse this webiste and share your feedback.