Father we thank You for MLA: Linda Larson and her heart to serve the people of British Columbia. We are grateful for her background in both the private and public sector and ask that You would lead her and guide her in where and how to apply this knowledge that she has. Give her creative ideas that will see our province prosper in many ways. May her family times be quality times. Thank You Jesus. Amen.
Linda Larson was elected MLA for Boundary-Similkameen on May 14, 2013.
Linda is the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health for Seniors, and a member of the Cabinet Committee on Secure Tomorrow. She is also a member of the Select Standing Committees on Health and Legislative Initiatives.
Previous to being elected as an MLA, Linda sat on the Oliver Council and served as Mayor from 1997 to 2005.
Growing up in Comox, Linda moved to Oliver in 1989 with her husband Larry. She owned three businesses in Oliver between 1989 and 2002 (Eastside Grocery, Stedmans V/S and Ruffled Edges) and served on the BC Small Business Roundtable between 2005 and 2011.
Linda is the past chair of the Provincial Board at Community Futures representing the South Okanagan, and has sat on the boards of Junior Achievement of British Columbia (JABC) (2006-2011) and the Desert Sun Counselling and Resource Centre (2004-2008).
She has also volunteered with provincial, regional and local organizations such as the Sunnybank Ladies Auxiliary and W.O.W. (former Soroptimist Club of Oliver).
Linda and her husband Larry have three daughters and four grandchildren.