Linda Menard

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Linda Menard
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Alaska State Senate District G
Former member
In office
Base salary$50,400/year
Per diem$189 or $234/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Alaska, 1975
Place of birthCheboygan, MI
Linda Menard is a former Republican member of the Alaska State Senate, representing the G District from 2009 to 2013.

Menard received a B.A. in elementary education from the University of Alaska in 1975.

Prior to joining the senate, Menard was a member of the Mat-Su Borough School Board from 1996-2007.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Menard served on these committees:

  • Subcommittee on Administration
  • Subcommittee on Commerce, Community and Economic Development
  • Subcommittee on Corrections
  • Subcommittee on Transportation and Public Facilities


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Menard served on these committees:



See also: Alaska State Senate elections, 2012

Menard ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Alaska State Senate District 4 (D). She was defeated by Mike Dunleavy in the August 28 Republican primary.[1][2]

Alaska State Senate, District 4 (D) Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Dunleavy 57.4% 2,802
Linda Menard Incumbent 42.6% 2,078
Total Votes 4,880


In 2008 Menard won election to the Alaska State Senate, District G. Menard finished with 15,854 votes (79.94%) beating out Erick Cordero who finished with 3,796 votes (19.14%).[3] Menard raised $64,160 for her campaign fund.[4]

Alaska State Senate, District G (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Linda Menard (R) 15,854 79.94%
Erick Cordero (D) 3,796 19.14%

Campaign donors

2010 (Off-cycle)

Menard raised no money in the 2010 election cycle.


In 2008, Menard collected $64,160 in donations.[5]

Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Alaska Republican Party $5,000
Linda Menard $2,227
Public Safety Employees Association $1,000
Alaska Region Council of Carpenters Local 1281 $1,000
Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 367 $1,000


Menard was born in Cheboygan, Michigan. She is widowed and has four children.[6] One of her children, Steve Menard, served on the city council of Wasilla, Alaska, before being recalled by voters in February 2012.[7]

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Preceded by
Alaska State Senate G
Succeeded by
Bill Wielechowski (D)