Linda McRae-Walker (54), is a Wife and Mother of two (2) young men, and resides in the Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa within the Spruce Woods constituency.
McRae-Walker will attempt to become the Progressive Conservative candidate for the Spruce Woods constituency, the first time the position would ever be held by a woman to represent the area.
Employed for the last seven (7) years as an administrator with the Manitoba 4-H Council Inc., Linda has had a life-long interest in politics, from Municipal issues, to Provincial, National and even International. As a 30+ year resident in Spruce Woods, when Cliff Cullen, the current representative decided to step back, McRae-Walker thought that now would be the best time to explore the political arena.
Having lived on the farm for most of her adult life, Linda McRae-Walker has a dedicated interest in the farming sector of Manitoba. Her life experience and time in the cattle industry has given her a complete understanding of the priorities and challenges that farm families face on a daily basis.
Her platform for Spruce Woods; an improvement in rural healthcare in all areas (re-open emergency rooms in rural hospitals, and recruiting more staff for those facilities, along with improved paramedic service), better rural infrastructure in every community (road closures and bridge repair and/or replacement is necessary in most all communities of the Spruce Woods constituency), develop innovation in agriculture and assist young farmers in their quest for a life in the agriculture world.
Linda McRae-Walker has a wealth of “real world” experience. In her time living in Spruce Woods, Linda worked in the school system as an Educational Assistant for 13 years at Souris School, started her professional life in retail at Eaton’s Department Store in Brandon, first on the sales floor and then in store administration. Her current position with the Manitoba 4-H Council has afforded her many interactions with the Manitoba government (both offices and government ministers).
Linda is married to Brandon radio broadcaster Ray Walker, and her boys Tyson (27) and Eric (24) all still live on the family farm about 20 minutes from Souris in the Spruce Woods constituency.