|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.
About The Race
- Spokane, WA
- 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.
- 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.
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.
Number of Senate candidates continues to grow as other races fill out.
Rep. Timm Ormsby charged in Olympia with driving under the influence after rolling his Jeep.