Linda Dean Campbell
|Linda Dean Campbell|
|Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
from the Fifteenth Essex district
2007 – present
|Preceded by||Arthur Broadhurst|
|Alma mater||University of Southern California, M.A. in International Relations; University of Massachusetts Amherst, B.S.|
Linda Dean Campbell is an American politician from the state of Massachusetts. Since 2007 she has been a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives representing the 15th Essex – consisting Precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 of the town of Methuen, Essex County.
Campbell graduated from St. Mary's High School in Lawrence, Massachusetts and later from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, B.A. and the University of Southern California with her M.A. in International Relations.
Prior to her election to the House of Representatives, Campbell worked as a nurses' aid at the Lawrence General Hospital. From 1979 through 1988 Campbell was a member of the United States Army and served as Chief of Intelligence Processing for the Army’s component of the Rapid Deployment Force, XVIIIth Airborne Corps, at Fort Bragg. During her military career, Campbell was a paratrooper with over thirty jumps from military aircraft. During this time she also was stationed in Germany and held positions in personnel and intelligence. From 1988–1990 Campbell was a High School History and English teacher in North Carolina and also taught an undergraduate course in International Relations at Methodist College. In 2000, Campbell was elected as a Councilor for the city of Methuen where she served until her campaign the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 2005.
Elections to the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In the districts’ 2006 campaign, Campbell defeated Republican Robert A. Andrew and Pro-Life candidate Kenneth A. Henrick, winning 61–28% over Andrew. In 2008, she defended the seat against Independent Joseph Leone, winning with 70% of the vote.
Committees on which Campbell serves
- Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs (Vice-Chair)
- Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security
- House Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change
- "State Representative Linda Dean Campbell". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved May 25, 2010.
- "Linda Dean Campbell". Vote-USA. Retrieved May 25, 2010.
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