A candidate for State Representative, Pos. 2, Legislative District 3 (central Spokane) in the 2012 Washington Primary
City: Spokane, WA
Occupation: State representative
Education: Graduated from North Central High School in 1977.
Career: Business representative for the Northeastern Washington-Northern Idaho Building and Construction Trades Council, affiliated with AFL-CIO for 10 years. Previously worked as a cement finisher for 17 years.
Political experience: Appointed to current House seat in 2003. Elected to seat every two years since 2004. Vice chairman of the House Capital Budget Committee.
Family: Divorced and remarried. Has three grown children.
|Timm Ormsby (D)||13,389||62.78%|
|Dave White (R)||7,938||37.22%|
The race between incumbent Democratic state Rep. Timm Ormsby and his Republican opponent, Dave White, gives voters a clear choice along party lines. Dave White, a Spokane County public works inspector, says his priority is to lower taxes and regulations. Businesses are struggling in the current economy, he said.
OLYMPIA – Requiring a supermajority for the Legislature to approve tax increases, as Washington voters have required several times over the past two decades, is unconstitutional, a King County Superior Court judge said Wednesday. The state constitution says legislation is to be passed by a simple majority and voters can’t change that standard with an initiative, Judge Bruce Heller ruled in a case brought by a dozen state representatives, the state teachers union and education advocates.
OLYMPIA — A King County Superior Court judge says the super-majority approved by voters for tax increases is unconstitutional.
Residents of Spokane’s 3rd Legislative District might be getting a call around 6 p.m. Wednesday inviting them to participate in a tele-town hall. A what? you might say. It’s like a town hall meeting, only on the telephone. Sen. Lisa Brown and Reps. Timm Ormsby…
OLYMPIA – A special panel redrawing the state’s political boundaries fired the first four shots last week in the coming political battle over legislative districts. Four commissioners offered their best suggestions for remaking Washington’s 49 districts to hold as close as possible to the target of 137,236 people.