|Group opposing Senator Doug Ericksen still refusing to file with the Public Disclosure Commission.
Public Disclosure filling should occur now!!.
1. An unknown group of people has place an ad against Senator Ericksen in the local daily newspaper. Under state public disclosure rules all political committees must file a C-1PC or other C-1 form to identify who they are.
2. Fourth Corner sources in Olympia tell us that legislature lawyers have been telling staff they can no longer answer questions concerning the recall and must treat it AS A CAMPAIGN.
3. This alone should trigger the unknown group’s people to take responsibility and follow the spirit of Washington State’s Public Disclosure laws disclose who they are with a C-1 and who is financially supporting items like a full page ad in the Sunday newspaper.
A comparison below leaves it for you to decide whether this is just a political attack and “resist Trump” tactic or something more.
Senator Kevin Ranker
For example lets take a look at the other Whatcom County Senator and his “behavior” concerning constituent representation…
1. The Fourth Corner compared an important measurement : floor votes on Bills in the Senate. Beginning with 2011 when Senator Ericksen began serving as a Senator; Senator Ranker has missed 69 more votes than Senator Ericksen over that time. Click Here for Source
2. Fully within the rules of the Public Disclosure Commission… Senator Ranker has applied for and received an exemption on his Financial Reporting requirements. He works for three undisclosed client corporations for over $10,000 per client per year(in 2014). Are his high paying clients more important to him than his 40th district constituents? We don’t even know what special interests his clients represent but have been told they are “out of state”..
Fourth Corner Sources supplied on request (From Public Disclosure copies of “F-1” forms All office holders in Washington MUST file F-1s by April 15th each Year).
3. And finally Senator Ranker has had Public Disclosure Complaints filed… They include using campaign funds in 20 instances for personal use and in other charges of “illegally described fund usage”. Click here for complaint.
Remember these are complaints and have not been adjudicated.
We believe these compare to the political attacks that The Unknown Committee have used to bring Recall charges toward Senator Ericksen.
Senator Doug Ericksen
You Decide: Is a Senator who is serving his constituents on a temporary basis in Washington DC compared to a Senator who serves Corporations outside the state liable for a recall petition.
Neither should be the subject of a recall petition in the Fourth Corner’s view; none of these issues rise to the misfeasance, malfeasance or a failure to execute their Oath of Office that approval of a Recall Petition would require.