As a State Representative, Linda Belcher worked for the people of Bullitt County. She has dedicated her life to public education as both a teacher and school administrator in the Bullitt County school system. She was known as one of the most effective legislators who always fought for pay equity, public education, and organized labor
Linda earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Eastern Kentucky University, her Masters in Elementary Education at the University of Louisville, and later earned her Rank I in Administration and Supervision from Western Kentucky University.
In 2009, she was first elected to the General Assembly and served until 2012 before being re-elected in 2014 and serving till January, 2017. During her time as a representative, she worked to pursue excellence in education via legislation and serving as the Vice Chair of the Education Committee.
Linda is a member and greeter at the Little Flock Baptist Church, where she has served as both a board member and board chair for their Christian Academy.
She also served as the Chair for Improving Job Skills for Inmates, the co-chair for the Bullitt County Strategic Plan Committee, Chair of Democratic Women Legislators, and the Chair of the House Democratic Women Caucus.
Linda was the co-chair of the Capital Projects and Bonds Oversight Committee and also served on the Education Assessment and Accountability Review Subcommittee, the Local Government Committee, and the Labor and Industry Committee. She was also the vice chair of the Budget Review Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education.
Linda spent her entire career serving our children.
Outside of the legislative committees on which she served in the Kentucky House of Representatives, Linda was appointed to serve on the Women’s Advisory Committee with the Kentucky Department of Veteran Affairs.
Other awards and recognitions include the Kentucky Narcotics Association Representative of the Year, the Kentucky School Board Kids First Advocate, the Special Friend of Kentucky Association Psychology in the Schools Award. In 2015, Linda was also inducted into the Bullitt Central Hall of Fame and was recognized as the Person of the Year for the Chamber of Commerce.