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Ormsby, Riccelli keep seats representing Spokane’s 3rd Legislative District

Republican Tom Taylor, left, vied to unseat Democratic state Rep. Marcus Riccelli. (Jonathan Brunt / SR)

Democratic state Reps. Timm Ormsby and Marcus Riccelli have won new terms representing Washington’s 3rd Legislative District, which covers the city of Spokane.

Ormsby won 62.1 percent of the vote, defeating Republican Dave Lucas, according to the ballot count as of Tuesday evening.

Ormsby has represented the district since 2003 and is chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. Lucas is a Marine Corps veteran who volunteers with several community organizations.

Riccelli had 63.9 percent of the vote in his race Tuesday evening, defeating Republican Tom Taylor.

Riccelli, the majority whip, was first elected in 2012. Taylor, a recent graduate of Washington State University, raised no money for his campaign and did not show up to candidate events.