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Councilmember Linda Budge


(916) 851-8700


Linda Budge was first elected to the City Council when Rancho Cordova was incorporated in 2003, and has served the area in various capacities since the 1970s. She went on to be elected several times thereafter, including serving as its first female mayor. Budge has been a resident of Rancho Cordova for more than 40 years and has dedicated her community service toward both historic buiding preservation and city planning. She is the mother of five children and grandmother to 14. She successfully ran for another term in the Nov. 8, 2022, general election.

First elected: 2003

Alma mater: Studied at various universities, including University of Georgia, UC Davis and Sacramento State University

Assignments include: Mayors & Board Chair Forum, Sacramento Regional Transit District Board of Directors, South Sacramento Habitat Conservation Play Advisory Board, Sacramento Public Library Authority, Kilgore Cemetary Subcommittee, National League of Cities

Notable quote: “Let’s grow our children to be the most wonderful, educated, productive people and enjoy living here in Rancho Cordova.”

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