Lynda Wilson was elected to the House of Representatives in 2014 and to the Senate in 2016. She brings a wealth of real-world knowledge to the Legislature. Lynda has years of experience in the private sector, a strong commitment to community service, and a passion for reform. In addition to graduating with honors from Evergreen High School and attending Clark College, Lynda is a graduate of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute.
Lynda and her husband, Tracy, are owners in DeWils Industries, a third generation manufacturing business serving the United States, Canada, and Japan. Additionally, Lynda has an extensive background in banking. Through her experiences operating a family-owned business, Lynda has first-hand knowledge of the issues many entrepreneurs face in Washington. She is committed to increasing job opportunities, holding government accountable, and reducing unnecessary regulations that hold the economy back.
Growing up on military bases in the United States and Germany while her dad served in the Air Force, Lynda learned early on the importance of service. Whether it was volunteering in her children’s schools, or grassroots organizations, Lynda has always led through service.
She has volunteered with the Southwest Washington Search and Rescue Team, C-Tran Citizen’s Advisory Committee, National Federation of Independent Business Leadership Council, Association of Washington Business Government Affairs Committee, and through her business is a sponsor of the Clark County Veteran’s Court Board. Lynda is also a past chair of the Clark County Republican Party.
In the House, Lynda was chosen to serve as an Assistant Whip for the House Republican Caucus, while serving as the Ranking Minority Member on the Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs Committee. She also served on the Transportation Committee, Public Safety Committee, and Joint Administrative Rules Review Committee.
In the Senate, Lynda currently serves as a member of the Labor and Commerce Committee, and Law and Justice Committee. She also is a member of the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee, Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Trade Policy, and Joint Oregon-Washington Legislative Action Committee on the I-5 Bridge. Lynda also is an ex officio member of the Washington State Gambling Commission.
Lynda and Tracy reside in Vancouver. Together they have three daughters, and three grandchildren.