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Dave White

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

Party: Republican

Age: 67

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.

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On this race:

Agrees with state Supreme Court ruling that said that the state isn’t adequately funding basic education, but says tax increases aren’t needed. Supports rule requiring supermajority votes to increase taxes. Opposes same-sex marriage but supports state’s domestic partnership law. Says he’s open to the creation of charter schools. Generally supports decriminalizing marijuana offenses, but says he’ll let voters decide. Opposes law giving local governments the option to install red light enforcement cameras.

Election results

Candidate Votes Pct
Timm Ormsby (D) 29,894 61.95 %
Dave White (R) 18,358 38.05 %

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Timm Ormsby

Democrat

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