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Morgan Oyler

A candidate for State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 3 (central Spokane) in the 2010 Washington General Election

Party: Republican

Age: 32

Occupation: Coffee stand owner

Career: Owns Thom’s Coffee, a coffee stand at Spokane Public Market. Supervised two homes for Helping Hands, which operates group homes for at-risk youths. Worked as a counselor for Excelsior Youth Center in Spokane for about two years.

Education: Graduated from Crossroads High School in Santa Monica, Calif., in 2001. Earned history bachelor’s degree from Gonzaga University in 2005.

Political experience: Ran for state House in 2010.

Family: Single. No children.


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On this race:

Elected Experience: none

Other Professional Experience: Counselor to children in foster care

Education: Gonzaga B.A. (05) History

Community Service: Youth Counselor, Volleyball Coach

Statement: Spokane needs jobs, not more taxes.  My opponent has voted for 12 billion dollars in new taxes in the legislature.  I will vote to eliminate the B&O tax to spur job growth and entrepreneurship.  Our government has drastically cut services while giving themselves pay raises.  We must prioritize spending to get the budget balanced.  Our priorities are out of balance and Mr Ormsby has shown himself unwilling to make any hard decisions. The government works for those who work for government. In Olympia I will work for you.  The time has come for a new voice in the 3rd district.  

Election results

CandidateVotesPct
Timm Ormsby (D) 19,418 61.19%
Morgan Oyler (R) 12,315 38.81%

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Timm Ormsby

Democrat

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