Reason for Seeking Public Office:
Shawn Lindsay knows how to work. Growing up in a single parent home, he helped support the family finances by refinishing antique furniture after school and bucking hay during the summers. Some of Shawn?s fondest memories are of the fine employers who taught him how to work hard, to handle finances, and to do things right. He credits his youth leaders for helping him discover education and leading him to college.
During college, Shawn excelled in business and international relations and even lived for two years in Spain (he speaks Spanish fluently).
Shawn is the fourth generation of Lindsays to call Oregon home. He has been married to his college sweetheart, Amanda, for over twelve years and they are the parents of three beautiful daughters, Grace, Jane and Claire.
After college, Shawn attended law school and is now a business attorney where he works closely with small and large businesses helping them and their employees succeed. Shawn has served on the Hillsboro School District Curriculum Committee and as a member of the Oregon State Bar House of Delegates. On a pro bono basis, he serves as general counsel to Special Olympics Oregon.
Shawn loves to camp with his family and wrestle with his girls. He is concerned that family expenses and increased taxes continue to be larger and larger which ultimately sap our strength and slow our climb. Shawn believes that when our families are weak, our society is weak; but when our families are strong, our society is strong. Shawn is confident that if we run our state budgets like our family budgets, our state and families will be strong.