South Carolina Legislature


    Former Senator Linda H. Short

Senator Linda H. Short photo

Home County: CHESTER

Senate District 17 - Chester, Fairfield, Union, York

Personal Information

  • Residing at 120 West End St., Chester
  • Born July 9, 1947
  • Daughter of the late Everett R. and the late Violet K. Huffstetler
  • Graduated from Winthrop Coll., B.A., 1984
  • June 14, 1968 Married to Paul E. Short, Jr., 2 children, Lindy Short Blanks and Melanie Short Edwards
  • Mem., Chester Co. School Bd., 1982-92, Chm., 1990-92
  • Bd. of Dirs., Downtown Dev. Assn., 1989-93
  • Presbyterian Coll. Bd. of Visitors, 1990-93
  • Bd. of Dirs.: Palmetto Leadership, 1990-91
  • Chester Co.'s Fall Affair, 1988-90
  • Former Coordinator, 6th Circuit Guardian ad Litem Prog.
  • VC, Jt. Legis. Com. on Children & Families, 1992-95
  • Univ. of S.C., Inst. for Families in Soc.
  • Bench Bar Comm.
  • S.C. Dept. of Health and Environmental Control Bureau of Maternal and Child Health Legis. Award, 1995
  • Girl Scouts Women of Achievement, 1996
  • Ernestine C. Player Friend of Social Work Award, 1996
  • Educ. Com. of the Southern Legis. Conf.
  • Milken Family Foundation Natl. Educ. Focus State Mem., 1997
  • Council of State Govts. Health Capacity Task Force
  • Chm., Jt. Legis. Consumer Fin. Study Com.
  • Public Health Assn., Outstanding Legislator, 1999
  • Co-Chm., S.C. Turning Point, 1999-00
  • Mem., Ag. Head Salary Comm., 2000-01
  • 2003 A+ Legislator, SCEA
  • 2003 Affordable Housing Coalition of S.C. Legislator of the Year
  • 2003 Social Work Legislator of the Year, Natl. Assn. of Social Workers, 2004, AARP
  • S.C. First Steps State Bd.
  • Bd. mem., S.C. Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
  • 2005 Educ. and Bus. Summit
  • Clemson PSA Adv. Bd.
  • SCANPO Leadership Award, 2006
  • Babynet
  • 2007 Consumer Spirit Award for Governmental Excellence
  • Hon. Doctorate of Public Admin., The Citadel, 2007
  • Former Chm., Purity Presbyterian Church Bd. of Deacons
  • Former Junior and Senior High Sun. School Teacher
  • Former Pres., Presbyterian Women
  • Former VP, Providence Presbytery Presbyterian Women
  • Prev. serv. in Sen. 1993-07.

   

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