Linda M. Gentile is serving her seventh term as State Representative in the Connecticut General Assembly, serving the 104th Assembly District, Ansonia/Derby. She serves as a Deputy Speaker of the House and serves on the Higher Educatio Committee, Planning and Development Committee and the Joint Committee on Legislative Management.

Before her election to office, Rep. Gentile served as the Chief of Staff and Government Liaison to the Mayor of the City of Ansonia from 1999-2004, as a Legislative Aide from 1995-1999 for State Senator Joe Crisco, State of Connecticut, General Assembly, and as Asst. Vice President of Business Development and Government Affairs for Centerbank, from 1977-1995.

Representative Gentile has always been actively involved in the Community. Some of her services include, but are not limited to,Corporator of Julia Day Nursery and Day Care, as well as Corporator of the Birmingham Group Health Services in Ansonia, CT. Rep. Gentile was a former Member of the Naugatuck Valley Brownfields Pilot, former Board Member and Officer of the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce, and former Board Member and Officer of the Valley United Way and former Member of the Board of Directors for Griffin Health Services Corporation in Derby, CT,

Representative Linda Gentile is married to John L. Gentile. John is a retired public school administrator. John and Linda have two grown children, Jonathan D. Gentile and Sarah L. Ahearn. Jonathan is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University and is currently employed by TRC Company of Windsor, CT as an Asbestos Project Manager. Sarah is an undergraduate of Central Connecticut State University and a Master’s graduate of Southern Connecticut State University and she is currently employed as a Speech and Language Pathologist for the Westport Public School System. Rep. Gentile is also the proud grandmother of five grandchildren.