Former Benton County Commissioner

Linda Modrell, first elected to serve as Benton County Commissioner in 1999, was re-elected in 2002, 2006 and 2010.

Before running for elective office Modrell worked several years in the health policy field, including on the team that developed Oregon’s Health Plan. Her health-related work included Family Health Insurance Assistance Program to help low-income working Oregonians gain access to health care; Oregon Health Plan’s prioritization of health services; and research and planning for an employer health insurance mandate.

Prior to her work in health care, Modrell was a long-term employee of Oregon State University, working her way from secretary to become Extension Service’s business services manager and then the College of Agricultural Science’s director of administrative computing system. At OSU, Modrell earned a Master of Business Administration (minor in community health and gerontology) and a Bachelor of Science in accounting (minor in behavioral science).