Lindsey Watson

Lindsey Watson

Lindsey Watson currently serves as Director of Government Affairs at Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC), where she develops legislative policy proposals that are beneficial to REC and Virginia’s electric cooperatives, lobbies on behalf of REC and Virginia’s electric cooperatives before the Virginia General Assembly, and tracks legislation at the state and federal levels that could directly or indirectly impact Virginia’s electric cooperatives.

Prior to this position, she served in Virginia State Government for nearly fifteen years in a wide range of roles including as the Director of Scheduling and Board Appointments to Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn in the Virginia House of Delegates, Director of the Executive Mansion in the Administration of Governor Ralph Northam, and Executive Assistant to the First Lady in the Administration of Governor Terry McAuliffe. She also held positions at regulatory agencies, including the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Virginia Department of Health Professions.

Lindsey was born and raised in rural Virginia, on a beef cattle and broiler poultry farm in Cumberland County. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master of Public Administration degree from Virginia Tech. Lindsey is also a graduate of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia.

In addition to her role at REC, Lindsey voluntarily serves on the Citizens’ Advisory Council on Furnishing and Interpreting the Executive Mansion (CAC), Virginia Rural Center Board of Trustees, and the Virginia Agribusiness Council Board of Directors.