Eric Oemig

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Eric Oemig was an American politician from Washington state, who served as a Democrat in the Washington State Senate.[1] Oemig was elected to the Senate in 2006 and served from January 2007-2011.[2] Prior to politics, Oemig worked at several high-tech companies including as a performance manager at Microsoft.[3]

In 2007, Oemig introduced and passed an innovative education performance bill to track student/teacher/school performance data. In 2008, he passed a budget data bill requiring budget performance data to be presented on the web with fly-thru pie charts and searchable links. (fiscal.wa.gov)

Other focus areas for the Senator include:

  • Locally Controlled Elections / (clean elections) - improving election performance by discouraging non-community interests from campaign contributions. In 2010, Oemig won the Public Leadership Award from Washington Public Campaigns.[4]
  • Green Vaccines - improving public health performance by eliminating poisons from vaccines and reducing vaccine injury and death
  • Peak Oil - improving economic performance by mitigating the local impact of hyper inflation
  • Toxics in people - improving personal health performance by removing toxic ingredients from consumer products [5]

In the 2010 Legislative session, Oemig served as vice chair of the Education K-12 Committee, vice chair of the Government Operations & Elections Committee, and as a member of the Ways & Means Committee and the Water, Environment & Energy Committee.[6]

Targeted in the 2010 general election, Oemig lost his bid for reelection.[7]

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