About Valentino Development
About Linda Valentino
Linda Valentino is currently President/Owner of Valentino Development and is a licensed real estate broker/agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices along with her daughter Kate Scamman.
Linda served 12 years in the Maine legislature; 8 years in the Maine House and 4 years in the Maine Senate. Most recently she had an important seat on the Appropriations & Financial Services Committee. During her first term, Linda was the Chair of the Judiciary Committee, Right to Know Committee, and Maine's Workforce and Economic Future Committee as well as a member of the Transportation Committee.
During her 4-terms in the House representing the city of Saco, she served on the powerful Appropriations Committee which is responsible for formulating the state budget. This involves in-depth hearings with every State department and working with all 17 Legislative Committees. She has also served for 6 years on the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee (VLA). Linda was the proud sponsor of a plaque honoring Maine women Veterans which now hangs at the State House in the Hall of Flags. In addition to handling Veteran’s issues, the committee is also responsible for overseeing all gaming in Maine which encompasses casino, racino, bingo, and non-profit gambling. The Maine Lottery is also under VLA. VLA also has jurisdiction over Maine Clean Elections and voting laws.
Linda has always been a strong supporter of the Maine Clean Election laws and preserving same day voter registration. VLA also handles all liquor is dealing with new liquor laws to enhance the State’s position in any new contract on requests for proposals. Linda was a member of the Taxation Committee for 2 years and worked on tax reform legislation and trying to update or eliminate many old tax exemptions that have been on the books for years.
In 2011, Linda was appointed to a Joint Select Legislative Committee to review LD 1. This committee, the Business Regulatory and Reform, held “listening” sessions all over Maine and met with thousands of business owners and citizens about their concerns about Maine having an anti-business reputation. Linda also spear-headed a sub-committee of the LD 1 committee that worked on legislation to implement or improve on laws regarding a small business advocate, a small business ombudsman, a red tape hotline, and Business Answers phone line.
Before being elected to the Legislature, Linda was appointed to be a commissioner of the Maine Liquor and Lottery Commission. She also served on the Saco City Council in the 1980’s and was the Deputy Mayor. Linda is only the second woman in the history of Saco to run for Mayor. She lost that election in 1984. (Dr. Laura Stickney ran in 1922, and also lost.
Linda has been married to Curtis Scamman for the last 25 years. They reside on the Boom Road in Saco. The Scamman Family have a proud heritage in Saco going back to the 1600’s with Humphrey Scamman. They have a proud agricultural history being dairy farmers, milk bottlers, and crop growers. Curt and his son, Joe, continue to farm on the Boom Road and grow landscape sod. Linda’s step-daughter, Libby Scamman Collins, is a teacher at Young School in Saco. Their daughter, Kate, recently graduated from Vancouver film School and is pursuing work in film. They have three grandchildren – Hannah, Mason and Wesley.
Linda, Curt, Joe, Libby, and Kate are all proud graduates of Thornton Academy. Linda holds a BA in political science from the University of Maine.
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