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Timm Ormsby (D) - Candidate for WA State House, Dist. 3, Pos. 2

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Tim Ormsby is running for WA State House of Representatives - Dist. 3, Pos. 2 Tim Ormsby is running for WA State House of Representatives - Dist. 3, Pos. 2

Political Party: Democrat
Education: 12th grade
Spouse: Kim
Religion: Catholic upbringing
Date of Birth: June 17, 1959

Background: I was born the 3rd of eight boys in a working class neighborhood in central Spokane in the same block where my wife and I still live. A very early life lesson was that my success depended on the success of the entire family, that we had a shared fate. I have three grown children and one grandchild.

I have represented the 3rd Legislative District in the Washington State House of Representatives since 2003 and also I am employed as a private sector labor representative.

In other employment I have been a dishwasher, warehouse worker, owner/operator of a carpet cleaning and janitorial service, remodeler and concrete finisher.

My current and previous standing committee appointments in the Legislature include serving on the following House committees: Capital Budget (Vice-chair), Ways & Means, Labor & Workforce Development, Agriculture & Natural Resources (Vice-chair), Judiciary, Education Appropriations, Housing, State Government & Tribal Affairs, Rules, Economic Development & Trade, and Higher Education & Workforce.

My statutory committee appointments include the Select Committee on Pension Policy, Joint Legislative - Executive Columbia River Partnership, and Bond Financing Advisory Committee.

Ex-officio statutory committee appointments include the Building Codes Council and the Gambling Commission.

My current community and civic service positions include being the President of the Spokane Regional Labor Council and board member of SNAP, SustainableWorks, Washington State Building & Construction Trades Council and former board member of United Way of Spokane County. I also serve as an ex-officio member of the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture.

Top Priorities

1) Create and maintain private sector employment opportunities through capital investments in public infrastructure like water and sewer upgrades, transportation, energy development, housing, school buildings and other public facilities, as well as clean water and healthy forests.

2) Allocate adequate resources to meet our obligations and priorities in K-12 education, higher education and early learning.

3) Keep and grow private and public sector jobs through state general fund investments in health care services, public safety, education, care for children, the elderly, infirm and disabled, services for low-income and disadvantaged families and individuals, at risk youth, working parents, food security and nutrition, and treatment for mental health and chemical dependency.

4) Shore up the social safety net to meet the basic needs of food, shelter and care for folks who need the help and wouldn't otherwise get it.

5) Revise the tax code other revenue systems to make a more equitable and sustainable funding model for critical state programs and services.