As Mayor of the City of Harrisburg, Linda Thompson faced an unprecedented financial crisis. From the onset, she took action and charted a new course. Under her leadership, the City saw growth and development that resulted in $160 million in new investment., 722 new businesses and 1800 new full and part time jobs, an expanded tax base and a revitalization of neighborhoods. Throughout her term as Mayor, she continually promoted policies to improve people's lives. Safe streets, quality public education, business development and job creation are just a few of the solutions Linda Thompson will continue to promote to solve the issues that face so many.