Holy and Discerning God, we ask You to bless Boundary-Similkameen MLA: Linda Larson as she serves the people in her constituency and in legislature. Guide her in all decisions and provide Your wisdom, discernment, mercy and grace as she completes the work You have set before her. Use her knowledge of the area to bring about Your purposes for Boundary-Similkameen. Please keep her and her family in Your loving care as they go about their daily business. We pray these things in the name of Jesus! Amen.
Linda Larson was elected MLA for Boundary-Similkameen on May 14, 2013.
Linda is the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation for Accessibility, a member of the Cabinet Committee on Secure Tomorrow, Chair of the Select Standing Committee on Health and a member of the Select Standing Committee on 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.