Linda is an attorney, retired teacher and two-term Mayor in Oakland, a town where she has lived for over 40 years and has raised her children. Linda has her BA from Queens College, MS from Brooklyn College and her JD from City University of New York. From her time as Mayor, to mentoring high school students, to practicing family and divorce law, Linda believes in the value of public education, and giving back to her community. She is also a Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustments member. During her “free” time, she has her own General Practice Law office located on Ramapo Valley Road in Oakland. She is admitted to the bars in NJ, NY, D.C. and United States Supreme Court. She was also a Municipal Prosecutor and Oakland Public Defender for four years. Linda was the past president of the Bergen County Bar Association and Women Lawyers in Bergen Bar Association. She also serves her time as a Pro Bono attorney for victims of domestic violence in Bergen County (ADV) and the NJSBA Military Legal Assistance Program.