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Timm Ormsby
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Washington House Of Representatives 3b
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 12
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionTradesman - Cement Mason
Office website
Campaign website
Timm Ormsby is a Democratic member of the State of Washington House of Representatives, representing District 3. Ormsby was first appointed to the chamber in 2003.


Ormsby has worked as a business representative for Northeastern Washington, Northern Idaho Building and Construction Trades Council since 2000. He is currently a cement mason.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ormsby served on the following committees:

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations, Vice-chair
Labor and Workforce Development


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ormsby served on the following committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Ormsby served on the following committees:


Petition regulation legislation

Ormsby was a co-sponsor of Washington House Bill 2601, a bill introduced in January 2008 that would have imposed aggressive new regulations on petition circulators.



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ormsby won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 3b. Ormsby was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012 and defeated Dave White (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Washington House of Representatives, District 3b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTimm Ormsby Incumbent 62% 31,261
     Republican Dave White 38% 19,152
Total Votes 50,413


See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Timm Ormsby was re-elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 3b. He defeated Morgan Oyler (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.He defeated Republican Morgan Oyler and Hector Martinet (no party preference) in the August 17, 2010 primary. [4]

Washington House of Representatives, District 3b General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Timm Ormsby (D) 20,596
Morgan Oyler (R) 13,189
Washington House of Representatives, District 3b Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Timm Ormsby (D) 11,625 62.24%
Green check mark transparent.png Morgan Oyler (R) 5,876 31.46%
Hector E. Martinet 1,176 6.30 %


On November 4, 2008, Democrat Timm Ormsby won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 3 receiving 65.14% of the vote (27,385 votes), defeating Republican Mike Novak who received 34.86% of the vote (14,655 votes).[5]

Washington House of Representatives, District 3(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Timm Ormsby (D) 27,385 65.14%
Mike Novak (R) 14,655 34.86%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[6]


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, a year in which Ormsby was up for re-election, he collected $38,430 in donations.[7]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Timm Ormsby's campaign in 2010
Washington Indian Gaming Association$1,600
Washington Credit Union League$1,600
Washington State Dental Association$1,600
Amalgamated Transit Union$1,350
Washington State Auto Dealers Association$1,050
Total Raised in 2010 $38,430


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Timm Ormsby's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Washington State Building & Construction Trades Council $1,600
Washington Beverage Association $1,600
Washington Indian Gaming Association $1,600
Washington State Association of Plumbers & Pipefitters $1,600
Washington State Dental Association $1,600


Freedom Foundation

See also: Freedom Foundation's Big Spender List

The Freedom Foundation releases its Big Spender List annually. The Institute ranks all Washington legislators based on their total proposed taxes and fees. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax and fee increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator. [8]


Ormsby proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $3.29 billion, the 29th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.[9]


Ormsby and his wife, Kim, have three children.

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