Olympia Office (January - March)

122F Legislative Building
P.O. Box 40600
Olympia, WA 98504-0600
 (360) 786-7898

District Office
(March - December)

33305 1st Way S, Suite B-104
Federal Way, WA
 (206) 429-2378

Media Resources:

Kylee Zabel
 (360) 786-7031
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About Linda


Linda raised six children in Federal Way and has lived in that community since the 1970s. She was previously employed as a risk manager by Lakehaven Utility District, which is the largest water/sewer district in Washington state. 


Linda is a nationally certified risk manager and earned a B.A. from Marylhurst University.

Government Experience:

  • Federal Way Mayor, 2010
  • Federal Way Deputy Mayor, 2000-2001 and 2004-2005
  • Chair, Land Use Committee
  • Chair, Finance/Regional Affairs Committee
  • Chair, Parks/Recreation/Human Services/ Public Safety Committee

Other Legislative Assignments:

  • Road User Assessment Steering Committee


  • Recipient, National Federation of Independent Business' (NFIB) 2014 "Guardian of Small Business Award"
  • National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) Distinguished Graduate
  • Soroptomist Woman of Distinction
  • Association of Washington Cities (AWC) Certified Municipal Leader
  • Associate in Risk Management (ARM)
  • National League of Cities (NLC) Certificate of Achievement in Leadership

Community Service

  • Federal Way Community Council
  • St. Francis Hospital Women's Advisory Council
  • Kiwanis Foundation Board and Federal Way Kiwanis
  • American Association of University Women
  • Communities in Schools Advisory Board
  • Soroptomist Club of Federal Way
  • Church Administrative Council
  • Parents' Club Secretary