SUCCESSFUL SMALL BUSINESS WOMAN
Linda’s grandfather opened a small shoe store in Dallas in 1929 and the family business survived the Great Depression and multiple recessions. Growing up in the shop downtown, Linda knew from a young age the value of hard work and serving the community. As part-owner of the family business, Linda learned firsthand the investment it took for a business to be successful and the impact giving a helping hand makes in the community.
RAISED HER FAMILY IN OUR COMMUNITY
Linda and her husband Myron have been married for over 40 years and have two adult sons, Jason and Jonathan. While their two sons were going through the public schools of Richardson ISD, Linda became invested in her children’s PTA, where she was elected president. Eventually, she became a Texas PTA life member, and still serves our students and teachers today.
RESULTS DRIVEN DALLAS CITY COUNCILWOMAN
In 2005, Linda’s strong community efforts, and advocacy for small business’ success led her to be elected to the Dallas City Council. While in office, Linda authored and successfully passed ground breaking improvements to the city’s infrastructure, business, and youth programs. Linda worked with all of her district’s Homeowner’s Associations to create Crime Watches and organizations known as VIPs (Volunteers in Patrol). She helped to create safer roads while keeping taxes low, revitalized older parts of town and their businesses, and started a fund to send thousands of kids to summer camps.
GETTING REAL RESULTS IN TEXAS LEGISLATURE
In 2015, following her success as a city council member, Linda took her efforts to Austin as an elected State Representative. She earned the respect of her colleagues on both sides of the aisle, and as a result was appointed to the powerful Appropriations, Calendars and Public Education committees. Linda helped expand women’s heath by increasing funding for health and cancer screenings, led the effort to stop sexual harassment in Texas government and passed legislation to fight human sex trafficking.
Linda works hard to ensure our community remains at the forefront of public safety, women’s health, job creation, education, and infrastructure in Texas. Her common-sense approach to finding solutions, with respect for all sides of an issue, made her a respected colleague in the Texas House.