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County Commissioner Lindsey dies; replacement search begins


March 17, 2021

John Lindsey

John Lindsey, the longest-tenured member of the Linn County Board of Commissioners, died early Tuesday, March 9, of cancer-related causes.

Lindsey, 54, was midway through his sixth, four-year term in office.

Lindsey was a Lebanon High School graduate and lived south of Lebanon. He served in the U.S. Navy and worked in the refrigeration industry before being elected to represent Position 1 on the Board of Commissioners in 1998.

A moment of silence was observed in Lindsey's honor to start the Board of Commissioners' meeting Tuesday, March 9.

"I served with John for 20 years and at times the p...

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