Legislators are paid $42,106 annually, plus healthcare benefits. House terms are two years.
* 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.
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.
Dave White, a county utilities inspector and Republican activist, will run for the state House of Representatives this fall in central Spokane’s 3rd District in an effort to rein in state spending and improve state infrastructure. White, 59, said Thursday he’ll challenge Democratic incumbent Timm…
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.