A candidate for State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 3 (central Spokane) in the 2010 Washington Primary Election
City: Spokane, WA
Occupation: State representative
Education: Graduated from North Central High School in 1977.
Political experience: Appointed to current House seat in 2003. Elected to seat every two years since 2004. Current chairman of House Appropriations Committee and member of House Labor & Workplace Standards Committee.
Work experience: Thirty-seven years in construction, primarily as a concrete finisher. Business representative for Northeastern Washington-Northern Idaho Building Trades Council since 2000. President of Spokane Regional Labor Council. Board member of SNAP and Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture. Member of Spokane Area League of Women Voters. Past board member of Spokane County United Way.
Family: Divorced and remarried. Has three adult children.
On this race:
Elected Experience: State Representative since 2003 - Precinct Committee Officer 1992-2006, intermittently
Other Professional Experience: 33 years of construction experience, primarily as concrete finisher. Business Representative, Northeastern Washington – Northern Idaho Building & Construction Trades Council. Legislative committee assignments: Capital Budget – Vice Chair, Agriculture & Natural Resources – Vice Chair, Judiciary, and Ex-officio member, State Building Codes Council
Education: St. Aloysius Catholic School, North Central High School
Community Service: Timm is married to Kim, has three children and one grandchild. President, Spokane Regional Labor Council; board member of SNAP and Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture; member, Spokane Area League of Women Voters; past board member, Spokane County United Way.
Statement: It's been a privilege and honor to serve the good folks of Spokane for the last seven years in the State Legislature. Together, we've accomplished some great things for our region, and there is more to be done.
My own experiences as a husband, father of three, son and construction worker have taught me the value of teamwork to find common sense solutions. Born and raised in Spokane, I know firsthand the challenges we face. I will continue working for you to focus on the issues that matter most to all of us. I humbly ask for your vote.
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.
OLYMPIA — The end of the session — or what was scheduled to be the end — is a time when various “legislator of the year” awards are announced. But one that seems to have some currency in the halls of the Capitol went to…
OLYMPIA – A proposal to raise the state sales tax by 1 cent on the dollar, and tie it to high levels of unemployment, was introduced Thursday in the state House of Representatives.Rep. Timm Ormsby, D-Spokane and one of the House Bill 3183’s 15 co-sponsors,…