District towns: Colchester, East Haddam
Election history: Orange was elected in 1996 and last faced an opponent in 2002, when she won by 1,156 votes.
2008 general election
|Linda A. Orange (D)||9,238||100 percent|
Public financing: Orange qualified for $7,500 in public financing for her campaign, but ended up returning the entire grant.
Background: Orange was a legislative staff member from 1991 to 1995 and a member of the Colchester Police Commission from 1993 to 1996. She is a deputy House speaker.
Committees: Appropriations, Human Services, Legislative Management, Public Safety
2008 Financial Disclosure: Orange reported no outside income. Her husband, Dennis Orange, is retired from Pratt & Whitney Aircraft. They own a home in Colchester and Linda Orange owns a share of a home in Union, Maine.
They reported owning no securities worth more than $5,000.
She declined to disclose information on any debts exceeding $10,000, as allowed by law.
A note on financial disclosure: Every spring, officials are required to disclose the ownership of real estate, the source of any income exceeding $1,000 in the previous calendar year and securities worth more than $5,000.