About

Senator Tim Sheldon is a 35th District native and the longest-serving member of the Legislature. He served seven years in the House of Representatives – including two years as deputy majority leader – before being elected to the Senate in 1997. He has authored major job-training, infrastructure, job-creation and sex-offender community notification legislation. He is committed to all his constituents regardless of political affiliation.

Elective Office: State Senate 1997 to present; House of Representatives 1991 to 1997; Mason County commissioner 2005-2016; Port of Hoodsport commissioner 1988 to 1994; Mason County PUD #1, commissioner 1999 to 2002.

Senate Committees: Rules; Energy, Environment and Telecommunications; Transportation.

Special Committees: Executive board member, Energy Northwest; Member, Peninsula Regional Transportation Planning Organization.

Civic Activities: Recipient of the Stanley O. McNaughton Champion of Freedom Award from the Washington Policy Center; Island Enterprises Board of Directors, vice chair; Mason County Historical Society; Washington Farm Forestry Association; Kitsap/Mason Farm Bureau; Washington Public Utilities District Association/Heritage Life member.

Employment: General partner, Sheldon Properties, a family-owned tree farm on the Olympic Peninsula selling high-grade saw logs, gravel, and oysters. Sheldon served from 1986 to 2004 as executive director of the Economic Development Council of Mason County. Prior to 1986, Sheldon worked in economic development with Northwest Indian Tribes.

Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, Wharton School of Finance & Commerce, University of Pennsylvania (1969); Master’s degree in Business Administration, University of Washington (1972).

Personal: Wife, Linda, and Daughter, Alexandra.