Eric Oemig was an American politician from Washington state, who served as a Democrat in the Washington State Senate. Oemig was elected to the Senate in 2006 and served from January 2007-2011. Prior to politics, Oemig worked at several high-tech companies including as a performance manager at Microsoft.
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.
- 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
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. Targeted in the 2010 general election, Oemig lost his bid for reelection.