About Linda Runbeck – State Representative, Dist. 38A
Having been a 17-year corporate executive at Super Valu Stores, Inc. and Dahlberg, Inc. and a 35-year co-owner of a family business, as well as an elected official at the local level (city council, Circle Pines) and state level, Linda Runbeck has experience in both the public and private sectors. In addition, she spent several years in the non-profit sector with the Taxpayers League of MN and became its president. She has served 18 years (non-consecutive) in the legislature, spending 5 terms in the House and 2 terms in the Senate. Currently, she chairs the House Sub-Committee on Metropolitan Council Accountability and Transparency.
Runbeck is a graduate of Bethel University with a BA in sociology and social work. In her community, she serves on the Chain of Lakes YMCA Advisory Board. She and her husband have been a host family for the AFS student exchange program in 2010 and 2014. They have been long-time residents of Circle Pines, and their daughter, Britta, is a graduate of Centennial schools.
Endorsements: the MN Chamber of Commerce Leadership Fund PAC; the NFIB/Safe Trust; the Minnesota Farm Bureau; MCCL; and the Republican Party.