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Mayor Linda Lindholm Enters County Board of Education Race, Endorsed by Current and Past Trustees
February 28, 2014
ORANGE COUNTY, CA – Laguna Niguel Mayor Linda Lindholm announced today that she is running for the Orange County Board of Education's Trustee Area 5 seat. Mayor Lindholm enters the race with $50,000 cash-on-hand and the endorsements of a number of school board members, including Orange County Board of Education Trustee Robert Hammond and former Orange County Board of Education Trustee Eric Woolery.
"Every child deserves the opportunity to succeed to the best of their abilities, and parents must have the ability to obtain the kind of education that suits their child's unique needs," Lindholm said. "We must ensure that education taxpayer dollars are spent directly in the classroom, not on administrative bureaucracy."
Mayor Lindholm has served as the President of the Saddleback College Foundation Board, as President of the Beta Foster Care Advisory Board, and as the City Liaison on the Laguna Niguel Youth Committee. She has also served on the Capistrano Unified School District Instructional Materials Review Committee and the Prevent Child Abuse – Orange County Advisory Board. Professionally, she has taught college students as a university instructor and worked with school districts on developing programs for teachers of children with physical and learning disabilities.
"With her background as an educator, her service in education, and her work as an elected official, Linda Lindholm brings a wealth of experience that will prove to be of great value to the County Board of Education," said Trustee Robert Hammond. "Linda Lindholm is exactly who Orange County residents need on the Orange County Board of Education."
Mayor Lindholm is a recipient of the Saddleback Community College Community Leadership Award and the Beta Foster Care Community Service Leader Award. She was also previously named Woman of the Year for the 73rd Assembly District and Mother of the Year by American Mothers for Civics and Community.
A businesswoman, Mayor Lindholm earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from Colorado State University and has a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Kansas. Lindholm and her husband, Wayne, have three children.