A lifelong resident of Northumberland County, State Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver has defined the course of her life by service to family, friends and community.
 
The 2021-22 legislative session marks Lynda’s seventh term in office, having first been elected in 2010. She represents the residents of the 108th District, which consists of the Northumberland County boroughs of Herndon, McEwensville, Milton, Northumberland, Riverside, Snydertown, Sunbury, Turbotville, and Watsontown; and the townships of Delaware, East Chillisquaque, Jackson, Lewis, Little Mahanoy, Lower Augusta, Lower Mahanoy, Point, Rockefeller, Rush, Turbot, Upper Augusta and West Chillisquaque; and in Snyder County, the boroughs of Freeburg and Shamokin Dam; and the townships of Chapman, Monroe, Union and Washington.

Lynda’s committee assignments for the current session are listed below:

• Appropriations (subcommittee chairman on Economic Impact and Infrastructure).
• Professional Licensure.
• Rules.
• Transportation (subcommittee chairman on Highways).
• Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness (subcommittee chairman on Security and Emergency Response Readiness).

For more than 20 years, Lynda served as a staff leader in the office of former state Representative Merle Phillips. In that role, she learned the ins and outs of state and local government, while dedicating herself to coordinating top-notch constituent service for local residents turning to the office for help.

Outside her professional role, Lynda offers time and leadership to many local community organizations, including the Early Learning Investment Committee, Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce and Central PA Chamber of Commerce, the Community Giving Foundation, Everyone’s Playground Advisory Council, the United Way of Pennsylvania, Soroptimist International, and Sunbury Revitalization Inc. (SRI). Lynda also serves as a member of the Enactus advisory board for Susquehanna University.

Lynda is honored to have been the recipient of several different awards including: the 2021 “Advocate for Excellence” award from Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in PA Initiative’s to change the future for all children in Pennsylvania with Autism Spectrum Disorder; the 2020 Start Strong PA Legislative Champion Award, the 2017 Pre-K for PA Champion Award, the 2017 Distinguished Citizen Award from the Susquehanna Council of the Boy Scouts of America, the 2015 Adam Smith Distinguished Leadership Award from Economics PA, the 2014 Dan Foss Heritage Award from the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce, the 2012 Charles H. Coder Leadership in Entrepreneurial Innovation Award from the Bucknell University Small Business Development Center, the 2012 Guy Temple Award from Leadership Susquehanna Valley and the 2011 Soroptimist International Ruby Award.

A Shikellamy High School graduate, Lynda earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science with a concentration in public administration from Bloomsburg University. She is also a graduate of the Leadership Susquehanna Valley Program. Lynda lives in Rockefeller Township with her husband, Tom, and son, Joshua. The family is active at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Sunbury.