Elected Experience: Poulsbo City Councilmember from 2008-2009. Poulsbo Mayor from January 2010; re-elected January 2018. Serves as Puget Sound Regional Council Transportation Policy Board Vice Chair and Executive board member. Legislative appointment: Body Camera Taskforce. Board member of Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council, Kitsap Transit, Housing Kitsap, Kitsap 911, Kitsap County Health District.
Other Professional Experience: CFO Bainbridge Graduate Institute. Mayor Erickson has worked as a business manager for over 40 years.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Washington, advanced studies in Data Communications, Oracle Application Development.
Community Service: Fishline Board member. Morrow Manor Domestic Violence Taskforce, Poulsbo Rotary.
Statement: When the legislature decided they would not share their emails, exempting themselves from the Public Records Act, turning their back on transparency, I felt compelled to run for state office.
We should ask ourselves: have we had enough? Increasing taxes without financial accountability, congested state highways, homelessness, the mentally ill without treatment, no homes our children can afford. It is time for change in Olympia. We need new voices and ideas. Reformation of the Growth Management Act, enforcing the Public Records Act, fiscal accountability, treatment for addiction and mental illness, providing affordable housing. We can and must do better.