I received a campaign flyer from Doug Ericksen touting his stand on oil train safety. He listed the bills he's sponsored in the legislature. But as chair of the State Senate's Environment, Energy and Telecommunications Committee, Sen. Ericksen couldn't, or wouldn't, get this own bill out of his own committee.
The Republicans hold a majority in the State Senate, but Mr. Ericksen's own party wouldn't pass his oil safety bill. A majority of Democrats and some Republicans would be happy to pass a strong oil train safety bill, but the Republican majority leadership, including Sen. Ericksen, wouldn't let that happen.
Sen. Ericksen wants you to believe he's a leader in oil train safety, but I believe it's just empty talk. If you care about oil train safety, ditch Ericksen and vote for Seth Fleetwood for 42nd District Senate. I believe Fleetwood will truly lead and get the job done.