About Lynda


Lynda Wilson was first elected Senator from the 17th Legislative District in 2016 following a two-year term in the House of Representatives. She was re-elected in 2020 to a second four-year Senate term. Her priorities as a lawmaker begin with a strong economy and positive business climate, to increase job opportunities across Washington; they also include public safety, veterans’ issues, housing, responsible budgeting, reducing regulations that hinder economic growth, and holding government agencies accountable.

Lynda’s work in the Senate reflects her priorities. She has been Republican leader on the Ways & Means Committee since 2021, and is a longtime member of the Law & Justice Committee, as well as many statutory committees:


Growing up in an Air Force family that lived around the United States and in Germany before settling in Clark County, Lynda graduated from Evergreen High School and attended Clark College. Her decades of business experience began in the financial sector, working in banking and credit unions, then expanded to manufacturing: she and husband Tracy are owners in DeWils Industries, a third-generation business with a presence in the United States, Canada, and Japan.

Lynda and Tracy reside in Vancouver. Together they have three daughters and six grandchildren.