Eric’s Story 2017-04-08T01:29:03+00:00

Eric Linder was elected on November 6, 2012 to represent the 60th District in the California State Assembly, which encompasses the Riverside County cities of Corona, Norco, Riverside, Eastvale and Jurupa Valley. It was his first campaign for elected office.

His wealth of business experience and private sector understanding gives Linder a front-line appreciation for the indispensable work of California’s job creators, as well as the terrible toll that high taxes, complex red tape and burdensome regulations have on small businesses. Prior to his election, he was one of the Founders of the Corona Taxpayers Association and for many years has participated in business groups throughout Southern California.

Assemblyman Linder currently served as the Vice-Chairman of the Assembly Government Organization Committee, while also serving on other key policy committees including Higher Education, Local Government, and the influential Assembly Transportation Committee, where he is the former Vice-Chairman.

Because of his enthusiastic support of private sector job creators and innovative ideas about the best ways to keep our state economy moving forward, Eric has received a 100% Rating from the California Chamber of Commerce during his first year in the State Assembly.

Linder represents a new generation of citizen legislator in Sacramento, blending business experience and public service to lead the fight for leadership on the “quality of life issues” that significantly impact people’s lives.

He believes that for far too long, state officials have failed to effectively deal with transportation problems and declined to put in place realistic plans to keep the Inland Empire moving. That is why he expanded on the previous legislative success in widening the 91 Freeway by reaching across the aisle to co-author AB 401 (Daly, D- Anaheim) – bringing that kind of solution to freeway projects across the state, including the 15 Freeway.

Assemblyman Linder helped push for funding for the new UC Riverside School of Medicine, the state’s first new public medical school in 40 years.

This was one of Linder’s top priorities, because it will ensure that the region will have more physicians and better health care access for Inland Empire residents, while simultaneously establishing an economic anchor and stimulating the local economy as much as $150 million every year.

A real estate professional with almost 20 years experience, Linder developed a specialty in finding ways to incorporate technology into the profession and produce efficiencies in the real estate marketplace. Later, he took his technology background and founded the online communications firm eMotiv Marketing. He previously owned and operated an aircraft rental and chartering company.

The son of a Mexican immigrant father, Linder is raising his family in the same Riverside area he grew up in. Eric lives in Corona with his wife and three children. He attended Highland Elementary and Norco High (which are both in the 60th District), while his oldest daughter now attends a California university.

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