Linda Trujillo is a licensed attorney with a background in education and public administration. Over the last 20 years, she has been a passionate advocate for public education, starting her career as a Head Start teacher and managing multiple AmeriCorps programs. Linda is a first generation college graduate. Her father was a truck driver and a dedicated member of the Teamsters union. Her mother was a stay-at-home mom who taught Linda the importance of service to the community and love of the outdoors.
As a young mother with only a high school diploma and limited opportunity to support her family, Linda started attending Green River Community College so she could expand her childcare business. She discovered she liked learning and went on to earn an Applied Associate of Arts degree in early childhood and a Bachelor of Arts degree in public administration from Evergreen State College.
While finishing her bachelor’s degree, one of Linda’s professors noticed her interest in public education policy and encouraged her to apply to law school. Although Linda didn’t think she could pass the test, she accepted her professor’s tutoring assistance and signed up to take the LSAT. The following year she was admitted to Seattle University School of Law. This experience inspired Linda to become an advocate for equitable public education and encouraging other women to consider attending college as a way to break the cycle of poverty.
Linda is currently serving a second term as President of the Santa Fe Public Schools Board of Education. She was first elected in 2011 and again in 2014. She was also elected Vice-President of the New Mexico School Board Association (NMSBA) in December 2014. Last year the NMSBA awarded Linda School Board Member of the Year and the Santa Fe Public Schools Board of Education was awarded School Board of the Year.
Linda is the mother of 5 grown children and is Nana to her three grandchildren. She is married to Fabian Trujillo and loves to garden and go hiking and camping with her family.
Representative Trujillo currently serves as a member of the House Labor and Economic Development Committee, the House Education Committee and the House Enrolling and Engrossing - A, Committee.