Lynn has the work ethic and values rural communities need as they fight to retain jobs and attract new economic development opportunities. He worked for Fire and Aviation Management within the Bureau of Land Management for 32 years, this experience gave him extensive program management and budgeting experience developing local, regional and national budgets with BLM.
More recently, Lynn served as the City Manager of Vale, OR for 5 years. 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.
Additionally, he 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.
During his time in the Oregon Legislature, Lynn hopes to maintain and enhance current efforts in the protection of the Agriculture and Natural Resource Industry, increase collaboration with state and local government agencies to remove and prevent unnecessary regulatory restrictions related to economic development, and develop active cooperative efforts with public land management agencies to ensure local collaboration for long term stability and multiple use of public lands.
Lynn served the communities of House District 60 in 2018 and 2019, and is humbled to have been chosen in January 2020 to represent Senate District 30. He hopes to make a positive impact not only for the residents of his district, but for Oregonians in every corner of the state.
Senate District 30 includes Malheur, Harney, Grant, Baker, Wheeler, Jefferson, Wasco and part of Lake, Deschutes, Clackamas, and Marion Counties.