Malinda has called Washington Parish home for nearly all her life. Born to Lazette Thomas Brumfield & Leo Brumfield, she was raised in the Stateline community and graduated from Varnado High School. She obtained her license as a real estate agent through the Louisiana Real Estate Commission in 1994. From 1996-2004, she was employed by Gaylord/Temple-Inland, working as an administrative assistant and quality technician before advancing to quality manager. In 2004, she joined her husband, Danny, as owner and operator of White's Business Machines. The Whites also manage real estate ventures together.

Malinda is a savvy, ambitious, and dedicated businesswoman, but the essence of who she is in applying these talents towards the greater good of her community. Under the guidance of her faithful mother, Lazette, Malinda grew her servant’s heart. Leo, her daddy, nurtured her perseverance, resourcefulness, and communication skills.

Malinda doesn’t stop. While working full-time and raising three children, she immersed herself in service to the community. Memberships have included the Washington Parish Commission on Human Services, Court Appointed Special Advocate for foster children, board member for the Youth Service Bureau of St. Tammany and Washington Parish, executive chair of the Washington Parish Poole's Bluff Nature Park Advisory Council, Pearl River Conservation Association, Bogalusa Parks, Recreational, and Culture Commission, Bogalusa Civic League, Washington Parish Fair Board Executive Committee and Cassidy Park Museum Board. Additionally, Malinda is a founder and chairwoman of the award-winning Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival.

Malinda knew she could do more and felt the call to public office. In 2014, she sought and won a seat on the Bogalusa City Council, representing District D. Malinda’s passion for being an advocate for her neighbors in governance was stoked and in 2015, she was elected as the Louisiana State Representative for District 75. 

Malinda dove in head-first during her freshman year as a Louisiana state legislator. She quickly gained a reputation for being doggedly dedicated to working for her constituents, working across party lines to move legislation forward, and her fearless commitment to her values under the pressure of special interest groups. Rep. White has been honored with countless legislative champion awards, represents the interests of District 75 on many influential committees, and is widely respected by her colleagues. 

Malinda and Danny White are the very proud parents of three children, Casey Rogers Granger and husband, Brant, Meagan Rogers Faulk and husband, Aaron, Parker White and one grandson, Beauregard “Beau” Faulk. They are active members of First Baptist Church in Bogalusa.