Linda Cathrine Hofstad Helleland
She served as a deputy representative in the Norwegian Parliament from Sør-Trøndelag during the terms 2001–2005 and 2005–2009. During the entire first term she sat as a regular representative, replacing Børge Brende who was appointed to the second cabinet Bondevik. She again returned to a parliamentary seat when Brende was employed by the World Economic Forum.
Hofstad was a member of Trondheim city council from 1999 to 2001.
Since 16 December 2015 she is Minister of Culture in Solberg's Cabinet.
She is married to Trond Helleland.