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Linda ChesterfieldDEMDemocrat State Senator, District 12
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ARResidence (state)

Linda Ann Pondexter Chesterfield (born September 13, 1947, in Hope, Arkansas) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Arkansas Senate for District 12, a position that she has held since January 14, 2013 (she started in District 30 before redistricting changed her district). Chesterfield served consecutively in the Arkansas General Assembly from January 2011 until January 2013 in the Senate District 34 seat and non-consecutively from January 2003 until January 2009 in the Arkansas House of Representatives District 36 seat.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
Hendrix College
Graduated
Ouachita Baptist University
MSE
Past Positions1 - 7 of 7
Minority Whip
Arkansas State Senate
2023 - Current
Senator
Arkansas State Senate
2023 - Current
Senator
Arkansas State Senate
2010 - 2023
Assistant President Pro Tempore
Arkansas State Senate
2021 - Current
Former Representative
Arkansas State House of Representatives
2002 - 2008
Former Assistant President Pro Tempore
2nd District, Arkansas State Senate
Owner
Pondexter Chesterfield Consulting
Current
Other Experience1 - 41 of 41
Former President
Little Rock School Board
Former President
Pulaski County Association of Classroom Teachers
Former President
Arkansas Education Association
Member
First Baptist Church
Member
Executive Committee, National Education Association
Member
Advanced Communications and Information Technology Committee, Arkansas State Senate
2023 - 2024
Member
Joint Budget Committee, Arkansas State Senate
2023 - 2024
Member
Public Retirement and Social Security Programs Committee, Arkansas State Senate
2023 - 2024
Member
Legislative Joint Auditing Committee, Arkansas State Senate
2023 - 2024
Member
Efficiency Committee, Arkansas State Senate
2023 - Current
Member
Transportation, Technology and Legislative Affairs Committee, Arkansas State Senate
2023 - Current
Vice Chair
Education Committee, Arkansas State Senate
2023 - Current
Former Chair
Efficiency Committee, Arkansas State Senate
Former Co-Chair
Subcommittee on Desegregation Litigation Oversight, Arkansas State Senate
Former Co-Chair
Local 911 Systems Blue Ribbon Committee, Arkansas State Senate
Former Member
Judiciary Committee, Arkansas State Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Counties and Municipalities, Arkansas State Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Medicaid, Arkansas State Senate
Former Member
State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee, Arkansas State Senate
Former Member
Transportation, Technology and Legislative Affairs Committee, Arkansas State Senate
Former Member
Joint Subcommittee on Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace Oversight, Arkansas State Senate
Former Member
Joint Subcommittee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review (PEER), Arkansas State Senate
Former Member
Joint Girls State Committee, Arkansas State Senate
Former Member
Joint Subcommittee on Review, Arkansas State Senate
Former Member
Joint Committee on Public Retirement and Social Security Programs, Arkansas State Senate
Former Member
Insurance and Commerce Committee, Arkansas State Senate
Former Member
Joint Committee on Energy, Arkansas State Senate
Former Member
Special Language Subcommittee, Arkansas State Senate
Former Member
Joint Oversight Committee on Academic Facilities, Arkansas State Senate
Former Member
Public Retirement and Social Security Programs Committee, Arkansas State Senate
Former Member
Boys State Committee, Arkansas State Senate
Former Member
Constitutional Amendments Committee, Arkansas State Senate
Former Member
Legislative Joint Auditing Committee, Arkansas State Senate
Former Member
Legislative Printing Requirements and Specifications Committee, Arkansas State Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Personnel (Arkansas Legislative Council), Arkansas State Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Executive Committee, Arkansas State Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Claims Review (Arkansas Legislative Council), Arkansas State Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Personnel (Budget), Arkansas State Senate
Former Member
Children and Youth Committee, Arkansas State Senate
Former President
Arkansas Democratic Black Caucus
Former Treasurer
Arkansas Legislative Black Caucus