On this race: Elected Experience: State Senator (1997-present); State Representative (1991-1997); Mason County Commissioner (2004-present); Mason County PUD #1 Commissioner (1999-2003); Commissioner, Port of Hoodsport (1988-1994)
Other Professional Experience: Executive Director, (non-profit) Economic Development Council of Mason County (1986-2004)
Education: Master's Degree in Business Administration, University of Washington, 1972; Bachelor of Science in Economics, Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, University of Pennsylvania, 1969
Community Service: Executive Board Member of Energy Northwest ( public power), representing the rate-payers of the Pacific Northwest; Member, Washington Farm Forestry Association; Regular speaker at service groups and community events
Statement: Senator Tim Sheldon is a native of the 35th District. He is known as a legislator who works with members of all political parties to find common-sense solutions to local and State problems.
Senator Sheldon has dedicated his life to public service, making him an extremely effective advocate for his district and the safety and well-being of his constituents. He regularly surveys the voters of his district, and consistently votes to uphold their views. He never sacrifices the needs of his constituents to support a party-line vote.
Senator Sheldon has adamantly refused to vote for new taxes, and has worked tirelessly for State government reforms like privatization of the State liquor monopoly, which will save millions of dollars for the people. He's a strong supporter of better local notification when high-risk sex offenders are released into our communities. He has a strong history of job creation and transportation infrastructure improvements.
Of the 625 recorded votes in the 2010 legislative session, Senator Sheldon was present and voted on every bill. He sent a "report card" of his votes to his constituents, as he does after every session. He serves with integrity and total commitment to his district.