|Washington State Senate District 42|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Minority Whip, Washington State Senate|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Washington State House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||Cornell University, 1991|
|Master's||Western Washington University, 1995|
|Date of birth||January 28, 1969|
|Place of birth||Bellingham, WA|
Ericksen represented District 42 in Washington State House of Representatives for 12 years. Ericksen is a former State Senate Minority Whip. During his tenure in the State House, he served as the Minority Floor Leader, Deputy Minority Leader, and Republican Floor Leader.
Erickson holds a BA in government from Cornell University and an MA in political science and environmental policy from Western Washington University. Ericksen has worked in the public sector for most of his career. He is a former policy analyst for the Washington State Senate and the Senate Republican Caucus. He also worked as a Legislative Affairs Coordinator for the Department of Fish and Wildlife, and as campaign manager for Ann Anderson's 1996 run for lieutenant governor.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ericksen served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Energy, Environment & Telecommunications, Chair|
|• Health Care|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ericksen served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Higher Education & Workforce Development|
|• Human Services & Corrections|
- See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2010
Ericksen did not run for re-election to the state house -- instead, Ericksen ran for election to the Washington State Senate District 42 seat. He ran unopposed in the primary on August 17, 2010. He defeated Pat Jerns (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.
|Washington State Senate, District 42 General Election (2010)|
|Doug Eriksen (R)||36,293||59.90%|
|Pat Jerns (D)||24,298||40.10%|
|Washington State Senate, District 42 Primary (2010)|
|Doug Ericksen (R)||21,822||61.49%|
|Pat Jerns (D)||13,669||38.51%|
On November 4, 2008, Republican Doug Ericksen won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 42 receiving 58.43% of the vote (39,155 votes), defeating Democrat Mark Flanders who received 41.57% of the vote (27,855 votes).
|Washington House of Representatives, District 42(2008)|
|Doug Ericksen (R)||39,155||58.43%|
|Mark Flanders (D)||27,855||41.57%|
In 2010, Ericksen received $174,749 in campaign donations. The top contributors to the campaign are listed below.
|Washington State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Doug Ericksen's campaign in 2010|
|Washington State Medical Association||$2,400|
|Insurance & Financial Advisors PAC||$1,600|
|Washington Trucking Associations||$1,600|
|Total Raised in 2010||$174,749|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Doug Ericksen's 2008 campaign.
|Washington State Dental Association||$1,600|
|Washington Beverage Association||$1,600|
|Building Industry Association of Washington||$1,600|
|Washington Trucking Association||$1,600|
- See also: Freedom Foundation's Big Spender List
The Freedom Foundation releases its Big Spender List annually. The Institute ranks all Washington legislators based on their total proposed tax and fee increases. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator. 
Ericksen proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $7.2 million, the 35th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 46 Washington state senators on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.
Ericksen and his wife, Tasha, live in Ferndale. They have two daughters.
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- Washington House of Representatives - Rep. Ericksen
- Ericksen's state-sponsored website
- Legislative profile for Ericksen on Project Vote Smart
- Biographical profile for Ericksen on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- Senate Republican Campaign Committee
- Project Vote Smart.org, Doug Ericksen biography
- Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS
- Washington Legislature Official General Election Results
- Washington State Election Results
- Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state senators by proposed new taxes and fees
Pat Jerns (D)
|Washington State Senate District 42
| Succeeded by|
|Washington House of Representatives District 42
| Succeeded by|
Jason Overstreet (R)