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House Pos. 2

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Timm Ormsby (D) 36,170 59.83%
Natalie Poulson (R) 24,289 40.17%

* 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, 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.

Natalie Poulson

Spokane, Washington

Education: Graduated from University High School, earned an associate degree from Spokane Community College in 2001, a bachelor's degree in elementary education and special education from Gonzaga University in 2004 and earned her master's degree in education from Whitworth University in 2007. 

Political Experience: None.

Work Experience: Worked as a teacher and special education specialist for 18 years for Spokane Public Schools, until she was escorted from Finch Elementary School in November 2021 for refusing to comply with the state mask mandate.

Family: Single. Has three children.

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