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Meet Linda Szynkowicz

Linda Szynkowicz (Kleinschmidt) grew up in Higganum, CT on her parents 70-acre farm on the top of the mountain where they raised beef cattle and are also a wholesale nursery. She graduated from HK in 1981. Then attended CCSC. In the early 80’s she worked as a model. Then in the mid to late 80’s started her first business, Octagraphics, a unique stationary product company that could be found in all 50 states. Shortly after starting the business she partnered with the rock and roll legend, Chubby Checker – “The Twist”, whom she is still friends with to this day. After closing Octagraphics, for personal reasons, she then worked in advertising for a few years.

In the mid 90’s she started writing the book series “Police on Patrol” interviewing over three thousand officers across the country. During this time, she went undercover on drug busts, trained with the SWAT teams and was shot on camera with a 50,000-volt advanced air taser. (Not recommended, by the way.) She was on radio for 7 ½ years with the Radio program “Police on Patrol” on three different stations and also had two cable programs for over 7 years called, “Police on Patrol”.

In 1995 she and Bruce, a police officer, had a daughter, Andrea, who went on to graduate from Dartmouth in 2017. During the same time, Linda started the nonprofit organization, “Police on Patrol Days, Inc., which donated over 8200 bicycle helmets to police departments across the state to give out free to the children within their cities and towns. She also put on the events, “Police on Patrol Days” which showcase all of law enforcement including Federal agencies free to the public. She held the only event ever that Westfarms Mall allowed on their property at the time and held another one at Foxwoods the following year. She then decided to find a job where she could have her daughter with her and became a professional mystery shopper then became a security auditor, which she continued as until late 2018. In 2011 she married her wonderful husband, Vinny, an elevator mechanic. In 2013, she ran successfully for the Board of Education in Middletown and served for four years. She was a member of the Middletown Citizen Advisory Committee from 2015 – 2017.  In 2018, she became a Justice of the Peace. In 2014,2016 & 2018, she ran for State Rep in the 33rd in Middletown, unsuccessfully. It’s because of her experience in running as State Rep, that she started the 501 (c) 4 nonprofit Fight Voter Fraud, Inc and the sister organization 501 (c)3 End Voter Fraud Inc in 2019.