Linda Smith (American politician)

Linda Smith ( * July 16, 1950 in La Junta, Colorado) is an American politician. Between 1995 and 1999, she represented the state of Washington in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Linda Smith attended, among others, the Fort Vancouver High School in Vancouver (Washington). Then they derive a total of six control counseling agencies. Then she began a political career as a member of the Republican Party. Between 1983 and 1986 she was a Member of the House of Representatives from Washington; 1987-1994 she was a member of the State Senate.

In the congressional elections of 1994, it was in the third constituency of their state in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where they became the successor of Jolene Unsoeld of the Democratic Party on January 3, 1995. After a re-election in 1996, she was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1999, two legislative sessions. 1998 renounced Smith on another candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives. Instead, she applied unsuccessfully for a seat in the U.S. Senate: You defeated the Democratic incumbent Patty Murray with 42:58 percent of the vote.

Linda Smith is working resolutely against human trafficking around the world. To this end they founded the organization Shared Hope International (SHI ), a not -for-profit association for the fight against human trafficking for purposes of prostitution. To date, she is dedicated to the fight against human trafficking and prostitution. They occasionally occurs in television programs to promote their goals.