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Hi I'm Linda Franklin-Moore

I am a reporter, paralegal, political activist, equestrian, mother of one child, three stepchildren and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of one and stepmother of three. My college degrees are in journalism and paralegal studies. Ever since I can remember I have always been interested in journalism. Later, I became facsinated with the law. Recently, I have been able to fulfill my life long love of horses. One of the sisters in my ward has graciously allowed me to ride one of her horses and helped me build my riding confidence back up. I was also able to accept a part time job at a small farm.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents and brother were converts to the Church. My mother was pregnant with me when she was baptized. I was raised in the Church and was baptized when I was eight years old. After graduating from high school and becoming an adult, like many young people that age, I went about finding myself. I enjoyed an exciting career as a radio and television journalist. After a few years of burning the candle at both ends I realized there had to be more than the glitz and so called glamour of my profession. It was then I truly became converted. I gained my own testimony of the Savior and His Church. This wasn't just something my parents believed, it was what I believed with all my heart. I decided to move away so I could find better employment, attend college, and most importantly be in an area where there were more young people my age that were also members of the Church. Over the years my testimony has continued to grow by leaps and bounds.

How I live my faith

We are all encouraged to serve in some capacity in the Church so that the programs will operated. When I was a young adult I taught children. As I became older I briefly taught adult Sunday School and in the women's organization known as Relief Society. For the last 19 years I have served in Public Affairs. This calling has enabled me to use my degree and talents and expand upon them. Also, I have served as a visiting teacher to other sisters in my congregation. Once a month we go out in pairs and visit the other sisters to attend to their spiritual and temporal needs. This is especially important during these difficult economic times. We are not paid for our service but volunteer our time and talents to the Church and to our fellowman both in and out of the Church.

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Linda Franklin-Moore
The short answer is no. I have run for political office twice and have worked on many campaigns. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints encourages it's members to be involved in their community and that includes politics. The Church has a strict political neutrality policy but urges members to study candidates and issues and exercise their right to vote for the person or party that most closely aligns with their personal views. Show more Show less