City: Spokane, Washington
Education: Graduated from Colfax High School in Colfax, California, in 1988. Earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from University of California-Davis followed by a master’s degree in military studies in 2004.
Work experience: Served nearly 22 years in the Marine Corps, retired as a lieutenant colonel. Served tours in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Western Pacific.
Political experience: Ran unsuccessfully for 3rd Legislative District House seat in 2018.
Family: Married to Laura Lucas. Has two children.
Campaign fundraising: $36,323 as of Sept. 2, according to the Public Disclosure Commission. Top donations include $5,000 from the Senate Republican Caucus, $2,000 from Susanne Roberts, $1,426 in in-kind donations from the Senate Republican Campaign Committee and $3,913 in cash and in-kind donations from himself.
Democratic state Reps. Timm Ormsby and Marcus Riccelli have won new terms representing Washington’s 3rd Legislative District, which covers the city of Spokane.
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.
Number of Senate candidates continues to grow as other races fill out.