September 8, 2018 Dena Jensen
Today makes two full weeks of Doug’s Got to Go posts. Oh yes, I am seeing if the list of Republican State Senator Doug Ericksen’s offensive actions and threats to our planet will take us all the way to Election Day 2018 when we get to fire him. So here we are on day 14, reminding ourselves of an appearance by Senator Erickson on a May 2, 2017 broadcast of Dillon Honcoop’s Morning Show on KGMI. In this excerpt from her May 6, 2017 Facebook post, Sandy Robson recounts some of the content of that show that related to Senator Ericksen’s second job in Washington D.C. with the Trump Administration’s EPA while he was still a Senator here in Washington state during the legislative session in early 2017:
“One of the things that Senator Ericksen said in response to a question from Honcoop stood out to me. Honcoop asked, ‘Were you able to, um, keep them aware back in D.C. of some of the issues that we face out here in the West Coast and specifically in Washington state?’
“Ericksen answered, ‘Well, a little bit, you know, in my capacity, I couldn’t be lobbying for just one state.’
“Isn’t it Ericksen’s job as a Washington state senator to lobby for our state? Isn’t that supposedly why he spent over $2,500 in surplus campaign funds on a Washington D.C. hotel, on D.C. restaurant meals, and airfare presumably to D.C.? I listened to that remark made by Ericksen several times in transcribing his dialogue with Honcoop, and each time I heard it, it upset me. He has been allowed to be working for a federal agency in a position that, according to his January 19, 2017, EPA employment/appointment letter, necessitates ‘full-time hours,’ yet he is working that position while working as a state senator during a legislative session, and, during the additional special legislative session that is ongoing.”
Additionally, Sandy observed:
“Senator Ericksen admitted in his May 2nd radio interview that he can’t lobby for ‘just one state,’ which seems to contradict his written statement about his surplus campaign fund spending that was reported in an April 30, 2017, Seattle Times article. In his statement, Ericksen said: ‘All surplus fund expenditures are related to conducting my duties as an elected official’.”
Read this post in the Noisy Waters Northwest Facebook group here.