Born: December 5, 1942 in Long Beach, CA
Children: Lauren, Marc and Brett
1980-1992: Member, Fullerton City Council
1982: Mayor, City of Fullerton
1986: Mayor, City of Fullerton
2004: Delegate, Republican National Convention
2004-2008: Minority Leader, California State Senate
2008: Delegate, Republican National Convention
2010: Early Primary Candidate for SBOE-03 (Withdrew)
2012: Delegate, Republican National Convention
- Linda I. Ackerman was the National Committeewoman from the California Republican Party (2008-2016). Linda also serves on the Metropolitcan Water District of Southern California (2008-Present), and the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board (2010-Present). In 2009, Linda was a Special Election candidate for AD-72 (Lost; 19.7%).
- NOTABLE NO VOTE (Expanded State Pension Benefits): Ackerman was one of 6 State Assemblymembers who voted against SB 400 (1999 by Deborah Ortiz, which created a new Public Employee Retirement System pension formula allowing a retirement benefit factor of 2% at age 55 increasing to 2.5% at age 63 and above.
- NOTABLE NO VOTE (Expanded Local Pension Benefits): Ackerman was one of 7 State Senators (and 14 legislators overall) who voted against AB 616 (2001) by Tom Calderon, which allowed California cities, counties and special districts to offer retirement benefit factors up to 3% at age 60. These higher benefit factors led to severe unfunded pension liabilities in a number of cities a decade later.
Source: California Blue Book (2000)