Third Legislative District

Courtesy of Timm Ormsby

Democratic Representative Timm Ormsby is running for re-election against Republican Bob Apple, a former Spokane city councilman, in Washington’s Third Legislative District. Ormsby chairs the House Appropriations Committee, which writes that chamber’s version of a state budget.

Apple did not answer our requests for an interview. Ormsby did.

You can hear our entire interviews with the candidates at our website, but we provide short segments here as part of our SPR Voters’ Guide series.

Courtesy of Marcus Riccelli

Democratic Rep. Marcus Riccelli is running for another term against Republican Laura Carder in Washington’s Third Legislative District. 

Washington Senate Democrats

Andy Billig is running for a third term as a state senator in Washington’s Third Legislative District. The Democrat from Spokane serves as Senate Majority Leader. He’s challenged by Republican Dave Lucas, who ran two years ago for the state House in the Third District.

Courtesy of Dave Lucas

Republican Dave Lucas is running for the Senate seat in Washington’s Third Legislative District. His opponent is Sen. Andy Billig [D-Spokane]. In this interview, Lucas talks with Doug Nadvornick about the issues he considers most important for the 2021 legislature. Doug also asks his positions on a variety of issues, including the state’s response to the coronavirus, funding for public health and wildfire prevention and suppression, and police reform.

Courtesy of Timm Ormsby

Rep. Timm Ormsby [D-Spokane] is running for re-election to the Washington state House in the Third Legislative District. His opponent is Republican Bob Apple, who hasn’t answered our requests for an interviews.

Doug Nadvornick asks Ormsby’s positions on a variety of issues, including the state’s response to the coronavirus, funding for public health and wildfire prevention and suppression, and police reform.

Republican Laura Carder is challenging Marcus Riccelli for a state House seat in Washington’s Third Legislative District.

Doug Nadvornick asks her positions on a variety of issues, including the state’s response to the coronavirus, funding for public health and wildfire prevention and suppression, and police reform.

Courtesy of Marcus Riccelli

Marcus Riccelli is a Democratic state representative in Washington’s Third District. He’s challenged by Republican Laura Carder

Doug Nadvornick asks his positions on a variety of issues, including the state’s response to the coronavirus, funding for public health and wildfire prevention and suppression, and police reform.

Courtesy of Andy Billig


Sen. Andy Billig [D-Spokane] is running for a third term. The Senate Majority Leader faces a challenge from Republican Dave Lucas in the November general election. In this interview, Billig talks with Doug Nadvornick about the past legislative session and the issues he considers most important for the 2021 legislature. Doug also asks his positions on a variety of issues, from the state’s response to the coronavirus, funding for public health and wildfire prevention and suppression, and police reform.

Timm Ormsby

Ballots will be sent out soon to Washington voters. They’ll be asked to choose from candidates in the August 7 primary election. The top two candidates in each race will advance to the November general election. During the next four Inland Journals, we’ll hear from some of the candidates in Spokane County and state legislative races.

Today, we’ll focus on the Third District House race between Democratic Representative Timm Ormsby, who has held the seat since 2003, and Republican challenger Dave Lucas.