|Member of the Washington State Senate|
from the 42nd district
Assumed office |
January 28, 1969|
42nd Legislative Senator Doug Ericksen joined the Washington State Senate's Majority Coalition Caucus and serves as the Chairman of the Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee.
In May 2013, the Associated Press reported that Ericksen was "the biggest beneficiary of lobbyist expense accounts" among Washington state legislators during the first four months of 2013, receiving the equivalent of US$2,029.30 in free meals.
In February 2016, Erickson added language to a solar energy bill (Washington Bill HB2346) that would cause sections of the bill to expire if a law imposing limits on greenhouse emissions were passed. The amended bill did not pass the Senate.
In November 2016, in response to the protests against Donald Trump, Erickson authored a bill that would treat some common protest actions, such as blocking traffic and rail lines, as economic terrorism and allow for felony prosecution of individuals who take part in such action. The bill was condemned by the American Civil Liberties Union.
- Project Vote Smart.org, Doug Ericksen biography
- Baker, Mike (May 29, 2013). "Report: Ferndale lawmaker accepts most free meals from lobbyists". AP via Bellingham Herald. Retrieved May 19, 2014.
- HB 2346 - 2015-16, http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=2346