Everybody has a story
For Linda, becoming State Representative has allowed her the privilege of hearing the stories of those she serves every day. And it’s those stories, and the people that tell them, that drive her to want to serve in the Arkansas State Senate.
Linda’s own story paints a clear picture of why Arkansas and its people are so important to her and illuminates the path of hard work. As one of five children raised in Lead Hill, AR, Linda was taught good values and hard work at a very early age. After marrying Hugh Tyler, the couple completed their college education—something they both felt very strongly about—and Linda earned a bachelor’s degree.
Linda and Hugh entered the workforce after college and raised two children, Doug and Melissa, while working full-time. Over those years, Linda’s momentum continued to increase as a well-known Conway business leader. She worked in personnel management for Carrier Air Conditioning, United Technologies and United Broadcasting Corporation before spending the bulk of her career as a senior Organizational Development Leader at Acxiom Corporation.
Today, Linda and Hugh are active members of the First United Methodist Church. Her faith and values guide her work as a public servant.
"When I retired from Acxiom, my love for Conway, and my personal faith, drew me into serving you in the Arkansas House. My faith has always guided me, while striving to maintain the highest ethical standards in my personal and professional life."
Commitment to others
Linda’s commitment to help others also extended her to reach to the national level where she has served as a Board Member of the National Kidney Foundation, a Board Member of the American Heart Association and President of the National Kidney Foundation of Arkansas.
Over the years, Linda maintained a personal goal of strong community service. Her need to give back is evidenced through her work with a number of organizations, including:
As State Representative, Linda’s list of accomplishments is long and distinguished. She co-sponsored part of the largest tax cut in Arkansas history saving Arkansas families hundreds of millions of dollars on their grocery bills. She has chaired and vice-chaired committees on public health, governmental affairs, higher education and a hospital and Medicaid study, along with participation on a number of other committees and councils. Linda was also named one of the Key Legislators by the Arkansas Municipal League, one of the top six freshmen by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and one of the Twenty to Watch in 2009 by the River Valley section of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Linda has played many roles in her journey to seek the office of State Senate for the newly created District 35, but the story has always been the same—honesty, integrity, service and always putting people ahead of politics. It’s a story she plans to tell again and again to the people of Faulkner and Perry Counties and Arkansas.