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Linda L. Blackburn

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Linda L. Blackburn
Linda Blackburn.jpg
Candidate for
North Carolina House of Representatives District 5
Prior offices
Mayor, Ahoskie
Master'sEast Carolina University
ProfessionAdjunct professor
Campaign website
Linda L. Blackburn was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 5 of the North Carolina House of Representatives. Blackburn served four terms as Mayor of Ahoskie.

Blackburn's professional experience includes working as an adjunct professor at Shaw University and director at Hertford County Office of Aging. She earned her Master's in Social Work from East Carolina University.


Campaign themes

Blackburn's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]


  • "District 5 has various needs important to the individual counties represented. Linda knows that the "one-size-fits-all' social legislation" doesn't work."
  • "Linda will represent ALL of our citizens. Our district needs the representation in Raleigh that brings a voice to the concerns of our citizens in the areas of job development, fair and equitable housing, access to quality health care, support for small business owners and, support for our schools."
  • "With he ever-increasing costs of the delivery of these services, towns across our district face difficult decisions affecting the quality of life and the pocketbooks of its citizens. These municipalities and counties deserve a representative who not only understands their needs but who has the skills to work with other legislators to improve conditions for all our citizens."



See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Blackburn ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina House of Representatives District 5. She lost to incumbent Annie Ward Mobley in the Democratic primary on May 8, 2012.[2][3][4]

North Carolina House of Representatives District 5 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAnnie Ward Mobley Incumbent 60.8% 7,351
Linda L. Blackburn 39.2% 4,746
Total Votes 12,097

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