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 45 years.
During the 2023 Legislative Session, Lynn serves as Vice-Chair of the Senate Committee on Energy and Environment and on the Senate Committee on Finance and Revenue. In addition, he serves on the Joint Committees on Ways and Means, Transportation, the Interstate 5 Bridge, and Tax Expenditures. During the interim periods when the legislature is not in session, Lynn serves on the legislature’s Emergency Board which, in consideration only by agency requests, allocates Emergency Funds, increases expenditure limitations, authorizes transfers, receives reports, and approves submissions of federal grant applications.
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. 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.
Lynn 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.
Senate District 30 encompasses all of Baker, Crook, Grant, Harney, Lake, and Malheur Counties, and parts of Deschutes & Jefferson Counties.