Capitol Ideas: Rep. Ormsby and Shannon sit down to talk teamwork

Democratic State Rep. Timm Ormsby of Spokane chairs the House Appropriations Committee in Olympia. Legislative Assistant Shannon Waechter has kept Timm’s office running smoothly for 15 years. Today, they visit Capitol Ideas to talk about their respective jobs, one another, and the challenges and rewards of public service.


Back in 2009, Washington State Rep. Timm Ormsby and Legislative Assistant Shannon Waechter were featured on the third-ever episode of a brand-new podcast called Capitol Ideas, talking about the teamwork necessary in a legislative office. We circle back today to find out what’s changed, and what hasn’t, now that 13 years have passed and, as chair of the House Appropriations Committee, Timm is the chamber’s head budget writer.