City: Spokane, WA
Occupation: State representative
Education: Graduated from North Central High School in 1977.
Political experience: Appointed to current House seat in 2003. Elected to seat every two years since 2004. Current chairman of House Appropriations Committee and member of House Labor & Workplace Standards Committee.
Work experience: Thirty-seven years in construction, primarily as a concrete finisher. Business representative for Northeastern Washington-Northern Idaho Building Trades Council since 2000. President of Spokane Regional Labor Council. Board member of SNAP and Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture. Member of Spokane Area League of Women Voters. Past board member of Spokane County United Way.
Family: Divorced and remarried. Has three adult children.
OLYMPIA – A proposal to raise the state sales tax by 1 cent, and tie it to high levels of unemployment, was introduced Thursday in the state House of Representatives. Rep. Timm Ormsby, D-Spokane and one of the House Bill 3183’s 15 co-sponsors, calls it “an interesting concept” while conceding the sales tax is “a terrible revenue source.”