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State Representative, Pos. 2

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Timm Ormsby (D) 41,298 62.80%
Bob Apple (R) 24,467 37.20%

* 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

The Candidates

Timm Ormsby

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.

Bob Apple

Spokane, Washington

Education: Graduated from Ferris High School in 1975. Attended classes at Spokane Community College, Spokane Falls Community College, Eastern Washington University and Gonzaga University, but never earned a degree.

Work experience: Retired. Previously ran the Comet Tavern in Hillyard for 17 years, formerly owned a roofing and contracting business and briefly ran a South Hill bar called Somewhere in 2014.

Political experience: Served on the Spokane City Council from 2004 to 2011. He previously ran unsuccessfully for a 6th Legislative District legislative position as a Republican in 1986 and as a Democrat for a 3rd District House seat in 2010 and 2012.

Family: Single. No children

Campaign fundraising: $79.90 as of Sept. 3, according to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission, all of which came from the candidate.

Complete Coverage

Washington’s economic forecast improves slightly

Although battered by the pandemic, Washington’s budget outlook isn’t as bad as originally expected when the virus first hit, the state economist said Wednesday.

In race for 3rd LD House seat, Timm Ormsby supports mandates aimed at slowing COVID-19; Bob Apple doesn’t

Former Spokane City Councilman Bob Apple and longtime state Rep. Timm Ormsby disagree on many of the biggest issues facing the state, leaving a clear choice for voters in central Spokane to make in November.

With a day left before session ends, Washington legislators cut nearly $1 billion from proposed spending plan to prepare for possible downturn

Facing uncertainty over a possible economic downturn from the novel coronavirus outbreak and the need to fight the outbreak that has claimed more than two dozen lives, lawmakers said they significantly rewrote the budget plan they expect to pass quickly by Thursday evening.

Here’s how leaders in Washington’s Legislature want to spend an extra billion in tax revenue

House and Senate leaders released plans to spend an extra $1 billion on state programs over the next 16 months, taking advantage of an influx in unexpected tax revenue from the strong economy. They have no major tax increases and no major tax cuts.

Sports betting bill easily passes House, heads to Senate

The odds in favor of sports betting becoming legal at tribal casinos in Washington got substantially better Thursday evening as the House passed a proposal with overwhelming support.