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Shawn Lindsay

Shawn M. Lindsay
Member of the Oregon House of Representatives
from the 30th district
In office
Preceded by David Edwards
Succeeded by Joe Gallegos
Personal details
Born (1973-01-07) January 7, 1973
Ukiah, California
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Amanda
Children 3
Residence Hillsboro, Oregon
Alma mater Brigham Young University
Washburn University School of Law
Profession Attorney
Religion LDS Church
Website /

Shawn M. Lindsay (born January 7, 1973) is an American attorney and politician in the state of Oregon. He practices law in the Portland metropolitan area and from 2011 to 2013, was is a member of the Oregon House of Representatives, representing District 30, which is primarily Hillsboro in Washington County.

Early life

Shawn Lindsay was born in Ukiah, California, on January 7, 1973,[1] and grew up in Spanish Fork, Utah, in the Provo-Orem metropolitan area.[2] He was raised by a single mother and earned a bachelor of arts degree from nearby Brigham Young University.[2][3] In 2001, he earned a juris doctorate from Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas.[3] A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), he is married to Amanda, and they have three daughters, with the family living in Hillsboro.[1][2]

Legal career

Following law school, he moved to Oregon and passed the bar in 2002 and began practicing law.[4] Lindsay served as general counsel for Special Olympics Oregon in 2007 when he was with the law firm of Markowitz Herbold Glade & Mehlhaf as part of the firm’s pro bono work.[5] In May 2008, he was hired at Portland law firm Lane Powell as an associate attorney in the firm’s intellectual property and business groups.[3][6] In January 2011, he was promoted to counsel at the firm.[7] He was named as a Rising Star in August 2011 as among Oregon lawyers.[8]

Political career

Lindsay entered politics in 2010 when he entered the race for Oregon House district 30 to challenge incumbent David Edwards.[9] Edwards dropped out of the race in July 2010, and Lindsay faced Doug Ainge, the father of Eric Ainge, in the November general election.[9] Lindsay then defeated Ainge in the general election (53% to 46%) and took office the next January.[10]

During the 2011 legislative session Lindsay served as co-chair of the redistricting committee.[11] Lindsay announced in July 2011 that he would introduce a law to require parents to report their children missing within 24 hours in response to the acquittal of Casey Anthony in Florida.[12] In February 2012, he introduced the bill, but cited the disappearance of Kyron Horman as the impetus for the proposed law.[13] In August 2011, he declined to run for the Republican nomination in the special election for the open seat in Congress following David Wu’s resignation.[14] Lindsay lost his reelection bid in November 2012 to Democrat Joe Gallegos, and started a political action committee in December 2012.[15]


  1. ^ a b "Representative Shawn M. Lindsay". Summary. Project Vote Smart. Retrieved December 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Weinstein, Nathalie (November 17, 2011). "Up & Coming Lawyer: Shawn M. Lindsay". Portland Business Journal. 
  3. ^ a b c DJC Staff (April 24, 2008). "Lindsay joins Lane Powell". The Daily Journal of Commerce. 
  4. ^ "Shawn M Lindsay". OSB Membership Directory.  
  5. ^ "Firm aids Special Olympics". Portland Business Journal. June 10, 2007. 
  6. ^ "People On the Move". Portland Business Journal. May 5, 2008. 
  7. ^ "People On the Move". Portland Business Journal. January 7, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Awards and Achievements". Portland Business Journal. August 12, 2011. 
  9. ^ a b Giegerich, Andy (July 6, 2010). "Edwards drops out of House race, endorses Ainge". Portland Business Journal. 
  10. ^ "Washington County". Oregon 2010 Election Results. OregonLive. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  11. ^ Giegerich, Andy (January 11, 2011). "House sets committee assignments". Portland Business Journal. 
  12. ^ "Oregon legislator proposes 'Caylee's Law' requiring parents to report dead or missing child".  
  13. ^ Terry, Lynne (February 1, 2012). "Public outcry over Kyron Horman spurs House bill in Salem".  
  14. ^ Giegerich, Andy (August 4, 2011). "Bonamici will pursue David Wu's office". Portland Business Journal. 
  15. ^ Gaston, Christian (December 27, 2012). "Outgoing Republican Hillsboro representative forms Oregon Leadership Initiative". The Oregonian. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 

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