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Dave White

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

Party: Republican

Age: 64

City: Spokane, WA

Occupation: County public works inspector

His pitch: A principled conservative focused on street and utility work, and public safety, who will help right the overreach of the current City Council.

His words: “I’m a very strict constitutionalist, both the U.S. Constitution and the Washington state Constitution. Here in Washington, our constitution is a work of art. It is a well-designed document that will work for us well if we pay attention to it.”

Neighborhood: North Hill

Day job: Spokane County public works inspector

Notable experience: Public works 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. Served in U.S. Navy during Vietnam War. Republican Party precinct committee officer, district leader on Republican Party executive board.

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


Election results

CandidateVotesPct
Timm Ormsby (D) 13,389 62.78%
Dave White (R) 7,938 37.22%

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