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  • Out and about in the 3rd District | August 19, 2021

    Friends and Neighbors, I hope you have been enjoying your summer. Legislative sessions in Olympia are short but intense, so interims are the very best time for me to get… READ MORE

  • Media Advisory: 3rd Legislative District to Host Virtual Town Hall | January 22, 2021

    WHO: State Sen. Andy Billig and Reps. Timm Ormsby and Marcus Riccelli  WHAT: Virtual town hall with 3rd District residents  WHEN: Wednesday, January 27 at 6:30 p.m.  WHERE: Streamed live on the House Democratic Caucus’ social media pages:   Facebook: facebook.com/WAHouseDems  Twitter: twitter.com/wahousedems  YouTube: youtube.com/WAHouseDems  The lawmakers will talk about their legislative… READ MORE

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    Winning the fight against COVID-19 | April 22, 2020

    Stay Home, Stay Healthy is working. Together, as a community, we are flattening the curve. Social distancing yourself is a crucial piece of healing our community. Thank you, Spokane, for… READ MORE

  • A message on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus | March 2, 2020

    Dear neighbors, Washington state is experiencing an increase in cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and it is anticipated that the virus will continue to spread. There have been six deaths… READ MORE

  • The 2020 legislative session begins | January 22, 2020

    I am back in Olympia for the 2020 legislative session, representing Spokane’s 3rd Legislative District in the State House. It’s a quick, 60-day session with a lot of new ideas… READ MORE

  • Photo of Rep. Riccelli and constituents sitting around table
    Let’s talk! | September 18, 2019

    This Friday, I am setting up a mobile office at the Emerson-Garfield Farmers Market. Alongside Sen. Billig and Rep. Ormsby, I invite you to drop in and let us know… READ MORE

  • Rep. Riccelli kicking soccer ball with students
    Back to school | August 22, 2019

    With summer winding down, back-to-school season is here once again. As the husband of a public school employee and father of two young kids, my household is busy preparing to… READ MORE

  • Moving Spokane forward | July 17, 2019

    You are invited to our mobile office! Join me on Thursday, July 25 from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. for a chance to speak one-on-one with your 3rd District state legislators…. READ MORE

  • 2019 session bill round-up! | May 23, 2019

    The 2019 legislative session has come to a close, and I am proud to share it was an exceptionally successful one. Every year, I work directly with constituents and stakeholders… READ MORE

  • Thanks for coming to our town hall | March 21, 2019

    Thank you, Spokane, for another successful legislative town hall meeting! We had a great turnout last Saturday at the MAC, and got a lot of really excellent questions from the… READ MORE

  • Making health care more affordable | March 14, 2019

    Reminder: I am hosting a legislative town hall at the MAC this Saturday, March 16 together with Rep. Timm Ormsby and Sen. Andy Billig. Hope to see you this weekend!… READ MORE

  • First House floor vote of 2019 | January 30, 2019

    Photo credit: LSS House votes unanimously on a code of conduct My first recorded vote of the 2019 legislative session was in favor of passing a code of conduct for… READ MORE

  • Back in Olympia and making history | January 16, 2019

      The 2019 legislative session began Monday, January 14, with the swearing in of new and returning members. Among these members were a couple of notable additions: Representative Debra Lekanoff,… READ MORE

  • Town Hall Recap | April 19, 2018

    Strong turnout, productive conversation at town hall A big thank you to the over 200 people who attended last Saturday’s legislative town hall meeting hosted by Rep. Ormsby, Sen. Billig… READ MORE

  • Post-session update and town hall announcement | April 4, 2018

    Final budget fully funds education, cuts property taxes Legislators approved a supplemental budget that includes a one-time property tax cut to the tune of $391 million, thanks to a better-than-expected revenue forecast. This will… READ MORE

  • A productive 2018 session | March 19, 2018

    For the first time since 2014, the Washington State Legislature adjourned on time, without going into special session. I am honored to have worked with the new Democratic Senate Majority… READ MORE

  • Supplemental Operating and Capital Budgets | February 27, 2018

    Supplemental Operating Budget The House Democrats passed our supplemental operating budget proposal on Monday night. We prioritized K-12 education, mental health services, the State Need Grant, and Temporary Assistance for… READ MORE

  • Telephone town hall tonight | January 23, 2018

    Your 3rd Legislative District delegation (Sen. Billig, Rep. Ormsby, and myself) will hold a Telephone Town Hall TONIGHT January 23rd at 6:00 PM. This will give us an opportunity to… READ MORE

  • Washington Film Makers Win Big in State Budget | June 30, 2017

    OLYMPIA—The popular and successful Motion Picture Competitiveness Program will continue due to last minute negotiating by key lawmakers in the State House. Under the 2017-2019 budget proposal, the program that… READ MORE

  • Special Session Update | May 23, 2017

    Improving access to dental care in our community Last month, the Spokesman Review published a piece I wrote about the importance of expanding dental care access, especially for low-income adults,… READ MORE