Lynn Kessler is dedicated public servant. Kessler is best known for serving eighth terms in the Washington State House of RepresentativesDemocratic Party representative, and serving as the House Majority Leader. Kessler represented Washington State's 24th District from 1992-2010.http://www.ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php?title=Lynn_Kessler
She also served on the Washington State Fine Arts Commission and the National Association of State Arts Agencies (NASAA). She is a former small-business owner and executive director of the United Way of Grays Harbor.
Lynn Kessler, was recognized in 2010 as the National Legislator of the Year (Excellence in Legislative Leadership) by the National Council of State Legislatures.http://www.ncsl.org/ Additionally, Kessler was recognized as one of the top 100 legislators in the nation.
In early 2010, Kessler announced her retirement, telling House members that she would not run for re-election in the fall. As one of WA Legislature's top lawmakers, she has been in the Legislature for 18 years and served in the majority leadership team for about a decade. As a majority leader, Kessler was the second-ranking Democrat in the state House.
Kessler has been a leader on open government issues in the Legislature. She served on the state's "Sunshine Committee," examining state open-government policies.
She and her husband Keith are the parents of four and the grandparents of Kyle, Ryan and Areeya. They live in Hoquiam.