Doug Ericksen

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Doug Ericksen
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Washington State Senate District 42
In office
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 4
Minority Whip, Washington State Senate
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Washington State House of Representatives
Bachelor'sCornell University, 1991
Master'sWestern Washington University, 1995
Date of birthJanuary 28, 1969
Place of birthBellingham, WA
Office website
Doug Ericksen (b. January 28, 1969) is a Republican member of the Washington State Senate, representing District 42. He was first elected to the Senate in 2010.

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.[1] 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.

Committee assignments


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:



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.[2][3]

Washington State Senate, District 42 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Doug Eriksen (R) 36,293 59.90%
Pat Jerns (D) 24,298 40.10%
Washington State Senate, District 42 Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Doug Ericksen (R) 21,822 61.49%
Green check mark transparent.png 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).[4]

Washington House of Representatives, District 42(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Doug Ericksen (R) 39,155 58.43%
Mark Flanders (D) 27,855 41.57%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Ericksen received $174,749 in campaign donations. The top contributors to the campaign are listed below.[5]


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Doug Ericksen's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Balance Forward $5,874
Washington State Dental Association $1,600
Washington Beverage Association $1,600
Building Industry Association of Washington $1,600
Washington Trucking Association $1,600


Freedom Foundation

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. [6]


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.[7]


Ericksen and his wife, Tasha, live in Ferndale. They have two daughters.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Pat Jerns (D)
Washington State Senate District 42
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by
Washington House of Representatives District 42
Succeeded by
Jason Overstreet (R)