State Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver is serving her seventh term in office, having first been elected in 2010. She represents residents of the 108th District, which consists of Montour County in its entirety; and in Northumberland County, the City of Sunbury; the boroughs of McEwensville, Milton, Northumberland, Riverside, Snydertown, Turbotville and Watsontown; and the townships of Delaware, East Chillisquaque, Lewis, Point, Rockefeller, Rush, Turbot, Upper Augusta and West Chillisquaque.
Lynda is a first-time committee chairman in the 2023-24 session, in addition to serving as a member of the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee.
A lifelong resident of Northumberland County, Lynda has defined the course of her life by service to family, friends and community. For more than 20 years, she served as a staff leader in the office of former state Representative Merle Phillips. In that role, Lynda 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 advisory board for The Salvation Army of Sunbury, as well as the Advisory Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Lynda is honored to have been the recipient of several different awards including: Guardian of Small Business by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB); 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.