Lynn Findley

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Lynn Findley
Member of the Oregon House of Representatives
from the 60th district
Assumed office
January 25, 2018
Preceded byCliff Bentz
City Manager of Vale
In office
July 1, 2013 – January 25, 2018
Preceded byBrent Barton
Succeeded byAllen Daniels
Malheur County Justice of the Peace
In office
August 29, 2012 – January 7, 2013
Preceded byTerry Thompson
Succeeded byMargie Mahony
Personal details
Born1951/1952 (age 66–67)
Vale, Oregon
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceVale, Oregon
Alma materTreasure Valley Community College

Lynn P. Findley (born 1952) is a Republican member of the Oregon House of Representatives. He represents the 60th district, which covers much of Eastern Oregon.


Findley was born in Vale, graduating from Vale High School in 1970 and then from Treasure Valley Community College.[1] He worked with the Bureau of Land Management for 32 years, retiring in 2003. He also has served on many planning and development commissions in southeastern Oregon.[2]

In 2012, Findley ran for Malheur County Commissioner, losing the Republican primary. He was appointed interim Malheur County Justice of the Peace in August 2012, following the incumbent's death, and served until January 2013, when an elected successor took office.[3][4][5] Findley served as city manager of Vale from July 2013 until January 2018.[6][7][8]

After Representative Cliff Bentz was appointed to the Oregon Senate following Ted Ferrioli's resignation, Findley was unanimously selected by county commissioners in the 60th district to take his seat in the House.[9][10]

Findley is seeking election to a full term in 2018.[11]

Electoral history[edit]

Malheur County Commission Position 2 Republican primary, 2012[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lawrence P. Wilson 1,708 45.7%
Republican Lynn Findley 1,681 45.0%
Republican Brent Hasler 331 8.9%
Write-in 16 0.4%
Total votes 3,736 100.0%

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Braese, John L. (October 12, 2017). "Vale losing city manager to retirement Vale losing city manager to retirement". Malheur Enterprise. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  2. ^ Meyer, Larry (January 21, 2018). "The nominees are in". Argus Observer. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  3. ^ "Lynn Findley appointed Justice of the Peace for Malheur County". Argus Observer. August 30, 2012. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  4. ^ Lopez, William (November 20, 2012). "Justice of the Peace". Argus Observer. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  5. ^ Meyer, Larry (December 23, 2012). "Justice Court operating smoothly, faces challenges". Argus Observer. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  6. ^ Meyer, Larry (May 16, 2013). "Vale Picks New City Manager – City Council chooses Lynn Findley". Argus Observer. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  7. ^ Meyer, Larry (January 5, 2018). "Bentz rises to Senate position; Retiring Vale city manager to seek representative seat". Argus Observer. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  8. ^ "Lynn Findley". Our Land Our Voice. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  9. ^ Meyer, Larry (January 25, 2018). "Group picks Findley for House seat". Argus Observer. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  10. ^ "Former Vale city manager chosen to replace Rep. Bentz". Blue Mountain Eagle. January 25, 2018. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  11. ^ Braese, John L. (January 12, 2018). "Findley fixes focus on House seat Findley fixes focus on House seat". Malheur Enterprise. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  12. ^ "May 15, 2012 Primary Election" (PDF). Malheur County, Oregon. Retrieved January 27, 2018.