- Associated Press - Thursday, May 25, 2017

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Republican Sen. Doug Ericksen’s temporary job with the Environmental Protection Agency has ended.

The Bellingham Herald reported Thursday that his 120-day post in the administration of President Donald Trump ended May 20 (https://bit.ly/2qlbOyL)

Ericksen, of Ferndale, had been appointed as communications director for the EPA transition team in January.

His absences during the regular 105-day legislative session led to some canceled meetings of the Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee, which he serves as chairman of, leading to complaints from Senate Democrats and others. A group of voters from his district launched a recall effort that dismissed by a superior court judge.

Lawmakers are currently in the midst of a second overtime session as they try to complete their work on a two-year state budget.


Information from: The Bellingham Herald, https://www.bellinghamherald.com

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