|25th Administrator of the Small Business Administration|
Assumed office |
February 14, 2017
|Preceded by||Maria Contreras-Sweet|
Linda Marie Edwards|
October 4, 1948
New Bern, North Carolina, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Vince McMahon (m. 1966)|
|Education||East Carolina University (BA)|
Linda Marie McMahon (née Edwards; born October 4, 1948) is an American professional wrestling magnate and politician. She is the 25th and current Administrator of the Small Business Administration since February 14, 2017. McMahon was active with the WWE (WWF until 2002) from 1980 to 2009. She has been married to Vince McMahon since 1966.
Early life[change | change source]
WWE business career[change | change source]
As President and later CEO of the company, she created the company's civic programs, Get REAL and Smackdown Your Vote. She occasionally made on-screen appearances, most notably in a wrestling "feud" with her husband which climaxed at WrestleMania X-Seven. McMahon and her husband became wealthy through WWE's success, and the McMahon family name is now synonymous with the professional wrestling industry.
United States senate campaigns[change | change source]
In 2009, McMahon left the WWE to run as a Republican for a seat in the United States Senate from Connecticut, but lost to Democratic Party nominee Richard Blumenthal in the general election of 2010.
Administrator of the Small Business Administration (since 2017)[change | change source]
On December 7, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump announced his intention to nominate McMahon to be the Administrator of the Small Business Administration when he takes office. McMahon was confirmed by the full Senate on February 14, 2017, with a vote of 81-19.
Personal life[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Hernandez, Raymond (October 5, 2009). "A Senate Candidate Accustomed to Being Thrown in the Ring". The New York Times.
- "WrestleMania in Connecticut". The Weekly Standard. July 19, 2010. Retrieved August 14, 2010.
- Dempsey, Bobbi (October 11, 2008). "Wrestling the Details". New York Times. Retrieved August 21, 2009.
- Drucker, Joel. ""Let the Critics Snipe; Pro Wrestling Honcho Vince McMahon Will Tell You, "We're About What People Want"". Cigar Aficionado. Retrieved January 30, 2010.
- "WWE says CEO resigns, names chairman as new CEO". Reuters. September 16, 2009. Retrieved September 16, 2009.
- Cillizza, Chris (July 26, 2010). "The Fix: For rich candidates who invest in themselves, no reliable returns". The Washington Post.
- Vigdor, Brian (November 3, 2010). "Blumenthal scores a knockout". GreenwichTime. Retrieved November 8, 2010.
- Peterson, Kristina (November 6, 2012). "Democrat Chris Murphy Wins Connecticut Senate Seat". The Wall Street journal.
- Pramuk, Jacob (December 7, 2016). "Trump picks wrestling magnate Linda McMahon to lead Small Business Administration". MSNBC.
- "Senate confirmation vote PN48". February 14, 2017. Retrieved 2017-02-14.
- Drake, Bruce. "What Is Linda McMahon's Religion?". Politicsdaily.com. Retrieved June 9, 2012. Archived November 9, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Linda McMahon.|
- Campaign contributions at OpenSecrets.org (2010)
- Campaign contributions at OpenSecrets.org (2012)
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- Biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Campaign finance reports and data at the Federal Election Commission
- East Carolina University Alumni Profile