Elected Experience: 2004 Mason County Commissioner, re-elected 2008
Other Professional Experience: Police Officer, King County; Administrator, Victims Assistance and Diversion, Pierce County; Program Manager, WA DSHS; Program Administrator, Kent Public Education Unit and Corrections; Senior Analyst King County Council; Executive Director, Suburban Cities Association of King County; Community Relations Director, Shelton Schools; Senior Policy Analyst, Public Works, City of Olympia
Education: Doctorate Educational Leadership and Masters Educational Counseling, Seattle University; Bachelors Sociology, University Puget Sound
Community Service: President WA Association of Counties; Boards of Directors for National Assoc. of Counties. WA Sentencing Guidelines Commission, Shelton Chamber of Commerce, Mason County Literacy and Kent Youth and Family Services
Statement: Lynda Ring-Erickson has one special interest – you. Her experience as a two-term County Commissioner, police officer, parole officer, policy adviser and manager give her the skills necessary to hit the ground running in Olympia.
Lynda has a proven track record of creating jobs, improving the business climate, balancing budgets, and working with Democrats, Republicans and Independents to get things done. She will listen, won’t play games and work to restore trust in government. Lynda understands that leaders must set priorities, make tough decisions and look for innovative solutions. Open-minded, independent, and accountable, Lynda is the right choice for us.