Senator Lynn Findley has deep roots in Eastern Oregon. He grew up on a small farm in Malheur County, where his family has lived for three generations. Lynn has been married to his wife, Shelley, for 44 years.
During the 2021 Legislative Session, Lynn was elected by his colleagues to serve as the Senate Republican Assistant Leader. He is currently serving on the Joint Task Force on Student Success for Underrepresented Students in Higher Education, Emergency Board, Emergency Board Education Subcommittee, Joint Interim Committee on Gambling Regulation, Global Warming Commission, Senate Energy and Environment, Senate Finance and Revenue, Re-Build Task Force, and Joint Transportation Committee.
Prior to his tenure in the legislature, Lynn worked for Fire and Aviation Management within the Bureau of Land Management for 32 years, giving him extensive program management and budgeting experience developing local, regional, and national budgets with BLM.
He previously served as Vale City Manager from 2012-2017. During that time, he was able to secure funding for an $8.5 million water system upgrade to the municipal system, which brought the city water into compliance with safe drinking water standards. He has also served on the Malheur County Planning Commission, Lakeview City Planning Commission, Malheur County Rural Lands Committee, Southeast Area Commission on Transportation, and the Malheur County Economic Development Board.
Senator Findley represents Senate District 30 which encompasses Malheur, Harney, Grant, Baker, Wheeler, and Jefferson Counties, and parts of Lake, Wasco, Deschutes, Clackamas, and Marion Counties. He served as the state representative for House District 60 from 2018-2020 before being appointed to the Senate in January 2020 and elected in November 2020.