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3rd District, House Pos. 2

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Timm Ormsby (D) 22,263 61.65%
Bob Apple (R) 13,851 38.35%

* 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.

The Candidates

Timm Ormsby

Spokane, Washington

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: About 40 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: Married. Has three adult children.

Bob Apple

Spokane, Washington

Education: Graduated from Ferris High School in 1975. Does not hold a college degree but took courses at Spokane Falls Community College, Gonzaga University and Eastern Washington University. 

Political experience: Served on Spokane City Council from 2004-2011. Ran unsuccessfully for the 6th Legislative District as a Republican in 1986 and as a Democrat for a 3rd District House seat in 2010 and 2012. Ran as a Republican in 2020 against Rep. Timm Ormsby, D-Spokane. 

Work experience: Retired. Ran the Comet Tavern in Hillyard for 17 years. Has worked in warehousing and marketing for retailers. Formerly owned a roofing and contracting business and briefly ran a South Hill bar called Somewhere in 2014.

Family: Single. No children. 

Fundraising: Has raised more than $1,200 via in-kind contributions as of June 23

Complete Coverage

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.

Timm Ormsby and Alisha Benson: I-976 bad news all around

I-976 is bad news for everyone who lives and works in the Spokane region..