Linda Reid was appointed Deputy Speaker in June 2009. She was appointed Minister of State of State for Early Childhood Development
on June 5, 2001 and the Minister of State for Childcare in 2005.
Ms. Reid was first elected in 1991 to represent the riding of Richmond East and was re-elected in 1996, 2001, 2005, 2009 and 2013.
She is currently the longest consistently serving Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.
Ms. Reid graduated from the University of British Columbia with an education degree and earned a Master of Arts from UBC specializing
in education, exceptional learners, language acquisition and public administration. Before her election to the Legislative Assembly,
Ms. Reid worked as a language therapist, teacher and school administrator for the Richmond School district.
Ms. Reid was the B.C. Chair for the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind and a Director of the Garden City Hospice Society.
She has been active in the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, the Asia-Pacific Business Association, the Canadian Council for Exceptional
Children and the Family Court Committee of Richmond. She was a founding member of the Richmond Chinatown Lions Club and was Chair of
the British Columbia Youth Parliament Board from 1986 to 1991.
Linda and her husband Sheldon live in her riding in Richmond and have two children - Olivia and Will.
“Public Service Is About People and The People Of Richmond East Matter To Me.” Linda Reid, 1991