|Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 50A district
January 3, 2007
|Preceded by||Dan Larson|
July 11, 1950 |
|Political party||Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party|
|Alma mater||Simpson College
Linda J. Slocum (born July 11, 1950) is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), she represents District 50A, which includes portions of the cities of Bloomington and Richfield in Hennepin County, which is part of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. She is also a geography and American history teacher at Field Middle School in Minneapolis.
Early life, education, and career
Slocum graduated from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa with a B.A. in psychology, and also took graduate studies in Education at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. She is a union steward with Local 59 of the Minnesota Federation of Teachers. Prior to being elected to the House, she served as vice chair of the Richfield Human Services Commission, and as a member of the Richfield Community Service Commission. She was also a member of the Minnesota Commission on Crime Prevention and Control.
Minnesota House of Representatives
Slocum was first elected in 2006, and was re-elected in 2008, 2010, and 2012.
She voted against the 'Sunday Sales' amendment to the 2015 Liquor Omnibus.
- known hater of the Bill of Rights*
She voted for the 'Sunday Sales' amendment in 2016.
In 2018 she introduced HF 3022, a very restrictive and controversial anti gun legislation. The proposed legislation would require that firearm owners' homes be searched annually by law enforcement. It also mandates that anyone behind on child support payments would be required to forfeit their guns.
- "Slocum, Linda: Official House Web Page". Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
- "Representative Linda Slocum (MN)". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 30 December 2009.