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Linda Vasquez
Linda Vasquez
Status: Alive
Nationality: Flag of the United States American
Profession: Former White House Chief of Staff
Children: Ruben Vasquez
Played by: Sakina Jaffrey
Seasons: 1, 2
Appears in: 2 seasons, 14+ episodes

Linda Vasquez was the former President Garrett Walker's Chief of Staff.


From a Cuban-American descent, she is known to have graduated from the University of California, according to the degree on her wall and is assumed as a Californian.

Despite receiving help from Frank Underwood in becoming White House Chief of Staff, one of Vasquez's first duties as Chief of Staff is to inform Frank that he has not been named Secretary of State.

Vasquez has at least one son, Ruben, who wanted to attend to Stanford University. She feels guilty when Ruben receives a rejection letter from Stanford since she was more focused on Garrett Walker's presidential campaign during the last year and her son's grades went down. Frank Underwood gets Gillian Cole to talk to the admissions office, and Ruben is subsequently accepted. Vasquez tells Frank that Ruben was admitted to Stanford and she knows it was because of him. After a debate on who was right with Frank, she decided to resign.


Underwood describes Vasquez to be "as tough as a two-dollar steak".

Behind the ScenesEdit


Season 1
"Chapter 1" "Chapter 2" "Chapter 3" "Chapter 4" "Chapter 5"
"Chapter 6" "Chapter 7" "Chapter 8" "Chapter 9" "Chapter 10"
"Chapter 11" "Chapter 12" "Chapter 13"
Season 2
"Chapter 14" "Chapter 15" "Chapter 16" "Chapter 17" "Chapter 18"
"Chapter 19" "Chapter 20" "Chapter 21" "Chapter 22" "Chapter 23"
"Chapter 24" "Chapter 25" "Chapter 26"
Political offices
Preceded by
White House Chief of Staff
January 20, 2013 – 2014
Succeeded by
Remy Danton
United States order of precedence
Preceded by
Order of Precedence of the United States
as White House Chief of Staff
Succeeded by

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