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It’s an honor to work for my friends and neighbors in the heart of Spokane. The 2017 session is now upon us, and it will be one of the most crucial in a generation or more. Our job is to create a responsible and sustainable state budget that fully funds K-12 education, while continuing our efforts to rebuild our tattered social safety net, which has been stretched to the breaking point since the onset of the Great Recession in 2008.

As the new chair of the House Appropriations Committee – the panel responsible for crafting the state operating budget – I will be facing the greatest challenge in my legislative career.  The work on this monumental task has already begun, and will continue until a final budget is voted on during the closing days of the 2017 session.

However, I still work for you, and I can and will respond quickly if you need information or have a legislative issue you’d like me to work on.  Simply contact me with your requests and concerns and either I or my legislative aide will get back to you as soon as possible. You can also . . .

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Sincerely,

Biography

Rep. Timm Ormsby was born and raised in the heart of Spokane. Like his 3rd-district constituents, Timm knows first-hand the value of hard work and the challenges facing working families. He is a cement mason by trade, and has been a member of the Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons International Association Local 72 since 1990. He is also a past president of Local 72, and has been the business representative for the Northeastern Washington – Northern Idaho Building & Construction Trades Council since 2000.

In Olympia, Timm serves as chair of the House Appropriations Committee – the panel charged with writing the House version of the state’s biennial operating budget. He’s also a member of the House Labor and Workforce Development Committee.

Timm has served on a number of other committees during his tenure in Olympia, including the Labor and Workforce Committee, and for several years was vice chair of the House Capital Budget Committee, developing the state’s construction budget. He is a special appointee to the State Investment Board and the Select Committee on Pension Policy, which he chaired in 2013-14, and is also a special appointee to the Washington State Investment Board.

In addition to his legislative duties, Timm is an active member of the Spokane community and is affiliated with numerous civic organizations. He is the current president of the Spokane Regional Labor Council and a board member of the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, and Spokane Neighborhood Action Programs, and is a former board member of United Way of Spokane County and Rebuilding Together Spokane.

Timm, who has served his friends and neighbors with pride since coming to the Legislature in 2003, is married to Kim Ormsby and has three children and four grandchildren.

News

  • State Republicans’ education funding plan shortchanges Spokane-area students | News - May 18, 2017
    Democratic plan a clear win-win for students, middle class families, and small businesses OLYMPIA – Most areas of the state could see a sharp property tax increase under the Senate Republicans’ K-12 education funding plan. Yet despite the increase, total... READ MORE
  • House Democrats release “Families First” state operating budget | News - March 27, 2017
    OLYMPIA – House Democrats unveiled their proposed 2017-19 operating budget on Monday – a budget that will add $7.1 billion in additional K-12 investments over the next four years and will bring the state in full compliance on fully funding basic education.... READ MORE
  • 3rd LD Legislators to host telephone town hall on Tuesday, January 31 | News - January 26, 2017
    MEDIA ADVISORY Who: State Sen. Andy Billig, State Reps. Timm Ormsby and Marcus Riccelli What: Telephone town hall When: Tuesday, January 31, 6 – 7 p.m. Where: 3rd Legislative District Why: Sen. Billig and Reps. Ormsby and Riccelli will give... READ MORE
  • Rep. Timm Ormsby of Spokane to chair House budget panel | News - May 4, 2016
    OLYMPIA — Rep. Timm Ormsby (D-Spokane) has been named Chair of the budget-writing Appropriations Committee in the Washington state House of Representatives. Ormsby‘s appointment comes as lawmakers prepare for what is widely predicted to be the most challenging budget session... READ MORE
  • House Democrats announce support for Dr. Elson S. Floyd School of Medicine | News - June 23, 2015
    OLYMPIA – Following the tragic loss of Dr. Elson S. Floyd, President of Washington State University, students and leaders across the state have rallied around the idea of naming the WSU medical school in his honor. In that spirit, State... READ MORE
  • Contact

    Olympia Address:
    LEG 122G
    PO Box 40600
    Olympia, WA
    98504-0600

    (360) 786-7946
    Email Timm

    Legislative Assistant:
    Shannon Waechter
    Email: Shannon.Waechter@leg.wa.gov

    Toll-free Hotline:
    1-800-562-6000
    1-800-635-9993 (TTY)

    Committees:
    Appropriations (Chair)

    For broadcast-quality audio or TV/radio interviews:
    Dan Frizzell, Broadcast Coordinator
    (360) 786-7208
    Dan.Frizzell@leg.wa.gov

    For Press Inquiries:

    Jim Richards, Communications Director
    (360) 786-7206
    Jim.Richards@leg.wa.gov

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