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.
More about Morgan Oyler
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.
|Timm Ormsby (D)||11,625||62.24 %|
|Morgan Oyler (R)||5,876||31.46 %|
|Hector E. Martinet||1,176||6.30 %|
- Web: morganoyler.com
The race for 3rd District, Position 2 legislative seat pits incumbent Rep. Timm Ormsby, a Democrat, against political newcomer Morgan Oyler, a Republican. In many ways, Ormsby, 51, is a reflection of this hardscrabble district. He does not have a college degree. He worked as a cement finisher for 17 years before becoming the business representative for the Northeastern Washington-Northern Idaho Building and Construction Trades Council. Similarly, he was appointed to the Legislature in 2003 and has worked his way up Democratic leadership, where he is now vice chairman of the House Capital Budget Committee and the Agriculture and Resources Committee.