I believe Whatcom County is fortunate to have Sen. Doug Ericksen representing our interest in Olympia. With Sen. Ericksen’s leadership he has supported Whatcom County agriculture community, protected and expanded family wage job opportunities. Sen. Ericksen has held the line on a four-year balanced state budget without raising taxes. He supported school budget growth without raising college tuition. Sen. Ericksen, as chair of the Senate Energy and Environment committee, was instrumental in fast tracking Bellingham Bay and Blaine environmental cleanup projects. As a fourth generation Whatcom County resident, I encourage all Whatcom County voters to re-elect Senator Doug Ericksen. Don’t let Big California money buy this Nov. 4th election. Vote for Sen. Doug Ericksen.