3rd District Representative, Position 2, Legislative District 3 (central Spokane)
|Timm Ormsby (D)||31,983||61.15%|
|Dave Lucas (R)||20,322||38.85%|
* 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.
Spokane and the rest of Eastern Washington finds itself in an enviably strong position as legislators return to the capital Monday for the 2019 session.
Democratic state Reps. Timm Ormsby and Marcus Riccelli have won new terms representing Washington’s 3rd Legislative District, which covers the city of Spokane.
Central Spokane’s 3rd Legislative District encompasses some of the poorest neighborhoods in Washington. Its residents need representatives in the state House who have the skill, experience and influence to navigate the policy and budget processes on their behalf. Fortunately, voters will find two such leaders on the Nov. 6 ballot: incumbents Marcus Riccelli and Timm Ormsby.
Voters and donors aren’t backing away from incumbent 3rd District Representative Timm Ormsby, a Democrat, despite him being charged with driving under the influence in February. Since then Ormsby has apologized and said the incident was a wake-up call that caused him to quit drinking entirely. In the August primaries Ormsby collected a commanding 64 percent of the vote against his opponent, retired Marine Lt. Col. Dave Lucas, a Republican and a political newcomer. Ormsby also holds a substantial lead in fundraising, collecting nearly triple the cash Lucas has.
State Rep. Timm Ormsby pleads guilty to reckless driving after rolling his Jeep and being charged with DUI.
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Rep. Timm Ormsby charged in Olympia with driving under the influence after rolling his Jeep.