It’s an honor to work for my friends and neighbors in the heart of Spokane. The 2018 session is now upon us, and we have many important issues to tackle even though this is a “short session.” Finalizing our state education system funding plan, improving our mental health care system, finding solutions to the state’s opioid crisis, and bolstering our social safety net are just a few areas I’m focusing on.
As the chair of the House Appropriations Committee – the panel responsible for crafting the state operating budget – I’ll be working on the issues above as well as drafting a “supplemental” operating budget.
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 . . .
- Visit the House Democrats’ priorities page
- Sign up here for the Daily E-Clips
- Read the House Democrats’ blog, The Advance
Please stay in touch.
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.
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