u 2012 Washington General Election

Dave White

A candidate for State Representative, Pos. 2, Legislative District 3 (central Spokane) in the 2012 Washington General Election

Party: Republican

Age: 62City: Spokane, WA

Occupation: County public works inspector

On this race: Agrees with state Supreme Court ruling that said that the state isn’t adequately funding basic education, but says tax increases aren’t needed. Supports rule requiring supermajority votes to increase taxes. Opposes same-sex marriage but supports state’s domestic partnership law. Says he’s open to the creation of charter schools. Generally supports decriminalizing marijuana offenses, but says he’ll let voters decide. Opposes law giving local governments the option to install red light enforcement cameras.

Education: Graduated from Medical Lake High School in 1970. Earned associate degree in applied science from Spokane Community College in 1977.

Career: Sewer inspector for Spokane County utilities department since 1999. Formerly an inspector for Spokane County engineering department, starting in 1991. Former owner-operator tractor-trailer driver.

Military experience: Served in U.S. Navy in 1972 and 1973.

Political: Republican precinct committee officer. Ran for state House in 2010.

Family: Married. No children.

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Last updated: Nov. 13, 6:02 p.m. Election results

Timm Ormsby (D) 29,894 61.95%
Dave White (R) 18,358 38.05%
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