Linda McMahon is a woman of many talents. Her career in politics started over a decade ago in 2009 when she decided to leave the sports entertainment company that she and her husband founded because she was appointed to the state board of education in Connecticut. Though there was some doubt in the air about her capabilities from other board members due to her background in the entertainment industry, she proved that she was more than capable of handling her position.
Soon after, in 2010, McMahon decided to further her political career. Resigning from her position on the state board of education, McMahon decided to run for a seat in the United States Senate. Running as a solid Republican candidate in Connecticut, she emphasized that she wanted to do this herself, that she would take no outside donations. She used her own finances to fund her campaign. With her platform of creating jobs and lowering taxes, Linda McMahon was a popular Republican candidate for a seat in the Senate at that time. Although ultimately losing her first battle to Democrat Richard Blumenthal, it did not deter her from pursuing her political pursuits.
McMahon hinted quickly after her loss that she would be running again for Senate, which is precisely what she did in 2012. Promoting her intuitive ideas and plans to help the state along with the people that reside in it, Linda McMahon fought her way to the primary election. And though she ultimately ended up losing this campaign, this only lit her fire to fight for herself more.
From there, Linda McMahon went on to not only be an essential fundraiser and donor for the Republican Party but a resilient, Republican woman who has worked in a variety of different areas of the party. And her hard work didn’t go without notice.
In 2016, Donald Trump noticed Linda McMahon’s efforts in the Republican Party and announced her as his nominee to be the administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA). On February 1, 2017, McMahon’s position was approved by the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. She visited various cities and businesses to better understand how they work, run, and how they can be helped.
Her work for the president didn’t end there. In 2019, Linda McMahon was given a position in Trump’s reelection campaign, where she had skills that would be especially valuable to his team. And just recently, in 2019, she was named chairwoman of America’s First Action, a PAC in support of Trump.
Ultimately, Linda McMahon demonstrated resiliency throughout her political career. From her start on the state board of education, where people had doubted her, to her position working for the president of the United States, McMahon displayed strength and drive for women everywhere, encouraging them not to give up. Now, she is a well-known member of the Republican Party whose efforts don’t go without notice.
Want to learn more about Linda McMahon? Follow her on the following social media platforms: