Monday, April 2, 2012

Linde Makes 4 In Plymouth 11th Dem Race

BROCKTON--The Democratic Party candidates seeking to fill the 11th Plymouth District State Representative seat is now at 4.
Mark Linde, a life-long Brockton resident, has announced he is collecting signatures to be the fourth candidate on the Democratic primary ballot, which will be held Thursday, Sept. 6.
In a prepared statement, Linde said he is a lifelong resident of the City of Brockton--adding he lives less than a mile from the Brockton-Easton line.
Linde has resided in Brockton’s Ward 1 for most of his life since 1962.
His parents have lived in Easton since 1992. He is married to Teresa "Teri" Linde who shares his passion for volunteer and community service.
They have two grown children.
“My lifetime of involvement in public and community activities shows my commitment to community,” Linde said in the statement.
“All of my community and elected service have been as a volunteer. I hope to continue this commitment to public service as your elected state representative,” he said.
Linde said his public service is extensive.
He is currently the chairman of the Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical School Committee and has served as one of the two Brockton representatives.
He was elected district-wide in 2008.
He is currently the chairman of the Brockton Library Board of Trustees and has served on the library board since 1996.
Linde's decades of community service have gone back to Brockton High School where he served as the Student Advisory Council representative to the Brockton School Committee for his last three years of high school. He is a proud 1979 graduate. He was educated at the Hancock School, Whitman School, and West Junior High School--all in Brockton.
Linde attended Stonehill College through May 1981 where he served as Editor-in-chief of The Summit and worked on WSHL (Stonehill’s Radio Station). He transferred to the University of Miami and graduated in May 1983 with a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Broadcast Journalism. He is a 1992 graduate of Fitchburg State College with a Master of Science in Media Management.
Linde is presently the General Manager of Brockton Community Access since 1994 which is a non-profit organization that provides Public, Education and Government Access television for the residents of Brockton. He serves as a part-time adjunct faculty member at Massasoit Community College since 1993 and teaches Television Production, Mass Communication and Public Speaking. He is a proud member of the Massachusetts Teacher’s Association--community college division.
Some highlights of his community service include volunteer work as past president of the Brockton Rotary Club and three years as a past assistant governor for Rotary District 7950. He is the past chairman of the Downtown Brockton Association. He has served as treasurer of the United Way of Greater Plymouth County, a board member of the YMCA Youth Division, and a subcommittee for My Turn Inc.
Linde’s political experience dates back to 1974 where he has volunteered on many different campaigns. He is the elected Ward 1 chairman for the Brockton Democratic City Committee and also serves at the city-wide secretary.
To assist with the campaign please call him at 508-588-4493 or e-mail him at At present Linde is collecting signatures to place him on the ballot for the September primary. For information on future events a website will be up and running soon.

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