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Linda Parks
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Candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 26
Prior offices
Ventura County Board of Supervisors
Bachelor'sCal Poly San Luis Obispo
Master'sUniversity of Washington
ProfessionUrban Planner
Campaign website
Linda Parks was a 2012 Independent candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 26th Congressional District of California.


Parks earned her bachelor's degree in Political Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She went on to receive her master's degree in Urban Planning from the University of Washington. She has served on the Ventura County Board of Supervisors since 1997. Prior to her service in public office, Parks was an urban planner.


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Parks stated the following in a biographical submission to Ballotpedia: "I believe Congress is broken due to extreme partisanship and special interest money. Republicans and Democrats in Congress need to work together. I'm an Independent with bipartisan support and I refuse special interest money."



See also: California's 26th Congressional District elections, 2012

Parks ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 26th District. She was defeated in the open primary on June 5, 2012.[1][2]

U.S. House, California District 26 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTony Strickland (R) 44.1% 49,043
Green check mark transparent.pngJulia Brownley (D) 26.9% 29,892
Linda Parks (NPP) 18.3% 20,301
Jess Herrera (D) 6.5% 7,244
David Cruz Thayne (D) 2.5% 2,809
Albert Maxwell Goldberg (D) 1.7% 1,880
Total Votes 111,169

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