Linda Menard

Linda Menard REPRepublican

American politician

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Linda MenardREPRepublican American politician
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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 Dunleavy.

Education3 - 3 of 1
University of Alaska
BA Elementary Education
Past Positions1 - 5 of 5
Mat-Su Borough School Board
1995 - 2007
Chief Financial Officer
Wasilla and Palmer Dental Centers
Former Owner
Mrs. Alaska Franchise
All I Saw Cookware
Other Experience1 - 15 of 15
Charter Member
Mat-Su Convention and Visitors Bureau
Drum Majorette
Wasilla Community Band
Former Board Member
Mat-Su Mental Health Foundation
Former Chair
Mat-Su Health Foundation
Former Chair
Mat-Su School Foundation
Wasilla Community Band
Wasilla High School Parent Teacher Organization
Wasilla & Palmer Bridge Club
Interim Executive Director
Mat-Su Health Foundation
American Cancer Society, Alaska Chapter
Salvation Army
Vice Chair
Wasilla Chamber of Commerce
Joint Legislative Task Force on Higher Education Scholarship Funding
Joint Legislative Task Force on Higher Education and Career Readiness
Citizens’ Advisory Commission on Federal Areas