u 2012 Washington General Election

State Representative, Pos. 2, Legislative District 3 (central Spokane)

About this race

The candidates for position 2 have framed the race as one about the need for experience or change. Incumbent Timm Ormsby, who if re-elected would become the senior-most legislator representing any part of the city of Spokane, says his experience in the Legislature makes him effective “at bringing the voice of our community to Olympia,” as he said at a recent League of Women Voters forum. His challenger, Dave White, says Democrats have burdened businesses and citizens with too many taxes and regulations. “We need a change in direction,” White said at the same forum.

Legislators are paid $42,106 annually, plus healthcare benefits. House terms are two years.

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

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

* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.

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