Senator Tim Sheldon is a 35th District native. 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, and 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-present; Port of Hoodsport, Commissioner 1988 to 1994; Mason County PUD #1, Commissioner 1999 to 2002.

Senate Committees: Rules, Energy and Telecommunications (Vice Chair), Transportation.

Special Committees: Energy Northwest (ENW) Executive Board, Member, Peninsula Regional Transportation Planning Organization, Member.

Civic Activities: Recipient of “Stanley O. McNaughton Champion of Freedom Award” from the Washington Policy Center; Island Enterprises, Board of Directors, Vice Chairman; Mason County Historical Society; Washington Farm Forestry Association; Kitsap/Mason Farm Bureau; WA Public Utilities District Assoc./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; 1986 – 2004: Executive Director, Economic Development Council of Mason County (non-profit organization); Prior to 1986: 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.