Whatcom County Council to appoint replacement for late Sen. Ericksen

Washington Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, talks to reporters on Feb. 2, 2017 at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Whatcom County councilmembers are expected to appoint a replacement for the late 42nd Legislative District Senator Doug Ericksen, who died last month.

Washington state Senator Doug Ericksen dies

Long-time Bellingham police officer Tawsha Dykstra Thompson is one of three people nominated by the Whatcom County Republican Party to replace Sen. Ericksen. Thompson grew up on a farm near Lynden.

So did Whatcom County Councilmember Ben Elenbaas, a fourth-generation farmer with extensive experience in local and state politics.

Simon Sefzik

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