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Linda Ann Orange (née Smith; September 25, 1950 – November 20, 2019) was an American politician who was a Democratic member and deputy speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives. Orange represented the 48th Assembly District, which consists of portions of Colchester, Lebanon, Mansfield, and Windham.[2]

Linda Orange
Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from the 48th district
In office
January 8, 1997 – November 20, 2019
Deputy Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives
In office
January 2019 – November 20, 2019
Personal details
Born
Linda Ann Smith[1]

(1950-09-25)September 25, 1950
Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
DiedNovember 20, 2019(2019-11-20) (aged 69)
Middletown, Connecticut, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceColchester, Connecticut

In 2014, Orange, who was repeatedly endorsed by the National Rifle Association, faced a Democratic primary challenge over her stance on gun control.[3]

Orange died from pancreatic cancer on November 20, 2019, at the age of 69.[4]

Electoral historyEdit

Connecticut House of Representatives: General Election 2014: 48th District
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Linda Orange 4,688 53.4
Working Families Linda Orange 547 6.2
Total Linda Orange (Incumbent) 5,235 59.6
Republican Evan Evans 3,544 40.4
Total votes 8,779 100
Connecticut House of Representatives: Democratic Primary Election 2014: 48th District
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Linda Orange 724 69.8
Democratic Jason Paul 313 30.2
Total votes 1,037 100
Connecticut House of Representatives: General Election 2012: 48th District
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Linda Orange 6,057 55.6
Working Families Linda Orange 550 5.0
Total Linda Orange (Incumbent) 6,607 60.6
Republican Stan Soby 4,292 39.4
Total votes 10,899 100
Connecticut House of Representatives: General Election 2010: 48th District
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Linda Orange 4,759 49.4
Working Families Linda Orange 225 2.3
Total Linda Orange (Incumbent) 4,984 51.7
Republican Joe Broder 4,650 48.3
Total votes 9,634 100
Connecticut House of Representatives: General Election 2008: 48th District
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Linda Orange 9,238 100
Total votes 9,238 100
Connecticut House of Representatives: General Election 2006: 48th District
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Linda Orange 6,776 100
Total votes 6,776 100

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "State Representative Linda Orange". Housedems.ct.gov. Archived from the original on 2016-02-16. Retrieved 2016-02-12.
  3. ^ "Democrats Using Gun Control As Weapon; Did McKinney Waver? - Hartford Courant". Courant.com. 2014-04-17. Retrieved 2016-02-12.
  4. ^ Keating, Christopher (November 20, 2019). "State Rep. Linda Orange, colorful legislator, dies at 69". Hartford Courant. Retrieved November 20, 2019.