The Whatcom County Republican Party issued the following press release today:
BELLINGHAM: Our 42nd district Senator, Doug Ericksen has stepped up to support the new administration’s transition team, which can be nothing but a boon to Whatcom County citizens. Whatcom Republicans are resolved to support Senator Ericksen, and we believe a recall is purely partisan political posturing.
Doug Ericksen has served for 18 years (12 years in the State House and 6 years in the State Senate). Doug has performed admirably to preserve agriculture and industry in Whatcom County translating to protecting jobs in our area.
Doug continues to perform and complete his duties as our 42nd Legislative District Senator. The Energy, Environment panel is ahead of schedule and under budget and has passed nine bills as of Thursday morning (February 9th). The total bills passed year to date is 21. Doug has been in attendance for public hearings and voted on the senate floor when necessary.
The GOP-led Majority Coalition Caucus introduced the first complete, ready-for-voting solution proposed by lawmakers since the state Supreme Court ruling in McCleary v. Washington which will not only result in full state-level funding of public schools, but also addresses factors that formerly had made the K-12 system inequitable for students, teachers and taxpayers.
Doug’s appointment to the Trump Administration is a great opportunity to complement his state service and serve us at the national level, which will benefit Whatcom County and Washington State.