|Member of the Alaska Senate
from the G district
January 20, 2009 – January 15, 2013
|Preceded by||Lyda Green|
December 21, 1943 |
|Spouse(s)||Curtis D. Menard (died 2009)|
|Children||Robert, Curtis, Steven, Dirk, McKenzy|
|Alma mater||University of Alaska|
Linda K. Menard (born December 21, 1943) is a former Republican member of the Alaska Senate. She represented the G District from 2009 through 2012. She had previously served for over a decade on the Matanuska-Susitna Borough school board, including as president.
Her husband, Curtis D. Menard (1944–2009), himself had served in the Senate from 1991 to 1993, as well as serving three terms in the Alaska House of Representatives. Curt Menard was serving as mayor of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough at the time of his death. The Curtis D. Menard Memorial Sports Center in Wasilla would later be named in his honor.
Menard was initially known at the beginning of her tenure in the Senate, to some degree of scorn, for her efforts in establishing Marmot Day in Alaska, a cause originally championed by Curt Menard. Following the successful passage of the legislation in April 2009, she has focused most of her efforts on support for and work on constructing the Knik Arm Crossing bridge project.
On August 28, 2012, Menard lost her election bid in the Republican primary to Mike J. Dunleavy.
- "Defendant - Summary (3PA-99T1032806 State of Alaska vs. Menard, Linda K)". CourtView. Alaska Court System. Retrieved September 17, 2011.
- Alaska Legislative Affairs Agency (January 2010). Directory 26th Alaska Legislature 2009-2010 (Second Session ed.). Juneau: Alaska Legislative Council. p. 4.
- Alaska State Legislature - Senator Linda Menard official government website
- Project Vote Smart - Senator Linda K. Menard (AK) profile
- Follow the Money - Linda K. Menard
- 2008 campaign contributions
- Linda Menard at 100 Years of Alaska's Legislature
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