|Marcus Riccelli (D)||33,539||64.15%|
|Tom Taylor (R)||18,741||35.85%|
* 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.
About The Race
- Spokane, Washington
Education: Graduated from Mead High School in 1996. Earned a bachelor’s degree in business admission from Gonzaga University in 2000 and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Washington in 2007.
Work experience: Worked as Eastern Washington Director for U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell from 2007 to 2010 and as senior policy adviser to state Sen. Lisa Brown from 2010 to 2012. Previously worked as an adjunct instructor at Eastern Washington University. Worked as project manager at CHAS Health for three years and currently the part-time community relations manager for CHAS Health.
Political experience: First elected to his current position in 2012 and re-elected four times. Currently serves on the health care, transportation, rules and capital budget committees. Serves as the House Majority Whip for House Democrats.
Family: Married to Amanda Marie Riccelli. Has two children.
Campaign finance: Raised nearly $198,000 as of Oct. 12, 2022, according to the state Public Disclosure Commission. Has received more than 100 contributions of $1,000 from unions, corporations, political action committees, tribes and others. Those contributors include Amazon.com, pharmaceutical firm Norvartis, pharmaceutical firm Pfizer, Anheuser Busch, Washington State Auto Dealer PAC, Kaiser Aluminum, Avista, the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, the Washington Education Association PAC, Premera Blue Cross, Washington State Troopers PAC and State Employees International Union Local 925.
- Spokane, WA
Education: Graduated from Washington State University with a bachelor's degree in social sciences.
Political experience: WSU Global Associated Students of WSU Senator in 2014-16 and ASWSU Global Senate Pro-Tempore in 2014-15
Work experience: Unemployed as of October 2018.
Democratic state Reps. Timm Ormsby and Marcus Riccelli have won new terms representing Washington’s 3rd Legislative District, which covers the city of Spokane.
The battle for a state House seat representing central Spokane was sparked by an earlier run-in and social media conduct. Incumbent Democrat Marcus Riccelli blocked his Republican challenger, Tom Taylor, on Facebook earlier this year after Taylor attacked commenters on Riccelli’s Facebook page.