Linda Campbell Representative

D Methuen
Linda Campbell


State House
Room 237
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2305
Fax: 617-722-9278
District Office
Methuen Senior Center
Fridays 10:30AM to 12PM *Call for appointment
Methuen, MA 01844
Bill Docket Bill Title
HD115 For legislation to exclude certain veterans' benefits in calculating housing assistance benefits
HD116 Relative to the appointment of veterans agents and service officers
HD188 Relative to the false representation of military status
HD238 Relative to recidivism reducing program reporting by the Department of Correction
HD435 Relative to the residency requirements of fire and police personnel
HD469 Relative to Lyme disease treatment health insurance coverage
HD609 Relative to secondary metals dealings
SD633 For legislation relative to home energy efficiency.
HD935 For legislation to require funeral directors to make available to potential clients information regarding funeral and burial benefits for veterans
HD1097 Relative to providing continuing health insurance coverage for surviving children of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty
SD1114 For legislation to prevent the disposal of hydraulic fracturing wastewater
SD1116 For legislation to grow the creative economy.
SD1119 For legislation relative to out of state drivers.
SD1126 For legislation relative to veterans property tax abatement.
SD1137 For legislation relative to patient notification
SD1139 For legislation to obtain public records.
SD1145 For legislation relative to prescription drug voice synthesizers
HD1173 Relative to protecting consumers of gas and electricity from paying for leaked and unaccounted for gas
HD1190 Relative to the storage and dissemination of certain public records in an electronic format
HD1242 Relative to hydraulic fracturing wastewater
HD1387 Relative to the residency requirements of fire and police personnel
HD1419 For legislation to expand substance abuse treatment options for non-violent drug offenders
SD1430 For legislation to regulate hydraulic fracturing.
HD1469 Relative to the designation of caregivers by certain patients
HD1486 An Act relative to the process for increasing utility rates
HD1505 Relative to gas leak repairs during road projects
HD1595 Relative to spouses under the definition of family members serving as paid caregivers
SD1610 For legislation to create a commission to study the effects of unfunded mandates on municipalities
HD1725 For legislation to exempt veterans from paying certain state recreation related fees
HD1785 Relative to small brewers of alcoholic beverages
HD1886 Relative to burial benefits of veterans
HD1889 For legislation to prohibits discrimination against veterans in employment decisions
HD1890 For legislation to allocate tax credits for projects sponsored by nonprofits to provide permanent housing for formerly homeless veterans in service-based multifamily property and projects
HD1907 Relative to establishing the office of the Secretary of the Department of Veterans’ Services in the Governor's cabinet
HD1912 Relative to shelter benefits for veterans
HD2032 Relative to conservation restrictions and agricultural preservation restrictions providing non-development covenants on land
HD2060 Relative to access to capital for business growth in economically distressed communities
HD2164 For legislation to authorize the installation and operate digital video violation detection monitoring systems to detect drivers failing to stop for school buses
HD2211 For legislation to provide the highest quality education through access of innovative and research-based language education instructional programs
HD2477 Relative to protecting Department of Children and Families social workers’ home addresses
HD2582 Relative to increasing voting opportunities and online voter registration awareness in public schools
HD2802 Relative to pay equity
HD2826 Relative to vacant, foreclosing and foreclosed property
HD2948 For legislation to further regulate the sale of tobacco products to teenagers
HD3003 Relative to the care and protection of children
HD3069 Relative to substance abuse education in public schools
HD3073 Relative to the installation of live digital video school bus violation detection monitoring systems
HD3210 For legislation to require the disclosure to parents of standardized student assessments from kindergarten through twelfth grade
HD3233 For legislation to require the teaching of civics in public schools
HD3241 Relative to electronic prescribing of opiates and other controlled substances
HD3364 For legislation to provide a waiver of fees to veterans at public institutions of higher learning
HD3463 For the establishment of a Massachusetts 2024 commission on the summer Olympic games

Linda is married to Donald Edmond Campbell. Linda and Donald are the proud parents of two young adults: Marie and Zachary. While serving as Captains in the U.S. Army, Donald and Linda met in Stuttgart Germany, came back to Saint Theresa’s Catholic Church in Methuen to be married, and returned to Germany for several more years of military service. Linda’s professional life has been and is a life of public service. It started as a basketball and softball coach and community volunteer in high school and continued with ROTC at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where she served as the first woman Commander of her unit. After being selected for active duty by the United States Army, Linda served in Germany for six years followed by two years as a paratrooper and an Intelligence Officer with the 525th Military Intelligence Brigade (Airborne), VIIIth Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. After eight years of active duty service, Linda left the Army to start a family and taught part time at the undergraduate and high school level before her husband was deployed to Desert Storm. A note of interest is that their first child, Marie, was born only a week after Donald’s deployment. Linda returned to Methuen during Donald’s deployment and has indicated that she will forever be grateful for the support received from both her family and community at this time. Donald retired from the U.S. Army as Lieutenant Colonel after 22 years of service and three commands. Linda first became involved with politics as an environmental activist who represented the City of Methuen in a two-year successful fight to prevent the construction of a massive gas/coal fired electrical generation plant along the Merrimack River at the West Methuen / Dracut line. As a result of this very successful endeavor, she was encouraged by her neighbors to run for City Council, where she topped the ticket and served with distinction for six years. Likewise, because of her record of accomplishments on City Council, she was encouraged by her community to run for State Representative when the seat opened up.

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator
Spouse: Retired Army Lt. Colonel Donald E. Campbell
Children: 2
Pets: dog, Golden Lab (Typhoon)
Interests: Hiking, Snowboarding, Running and History

Career Highlights

  • Advocated for anti-foreclosure legislation which further criminalizes Mortgage fraud
  • Helped provide increased housing and job opportunities to Veterans
  • Named Vice Chair on Veterans and Federal Affairs January, 2009

Education & Public Service

  • St. Mary’s High School, Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • B.A.Honors, University of Massachusetts at Amherst (Thesis: The Senate Years of Robert F Kennedy)
  • M.A. in International Relations, University of Southern California
  • Active Duty U.S. Military (1979-1988) - Germany and Fort Bragg, NC Served as Chief of Intelligence Processing for the Army’s component of the Rapid Deployment Force, XVIIIth Airborne Corps, at Fort Bragg, NC Paratrooper with over thirty jumps
  • High School History and English Teacher (1988-1990) - North Carolina Instructor undergraduate courses in International Relations - Methodist College, NC
  • Methuen City Councilor (2000-2005)
  • Massachusetts House of Representatives (2007-Present)
Fifteenth Essex, Consisting of Haverhill: Ward 2: Precincts 1, 2, Ward 5: Precinct 2, Ward 7: Precinct 1; Methuen: Precincts 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12.