Lynn Jenkins

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Lynn Jenkins
Vice Chair of the House Republican Conference
In office
January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2017
LeaderJohn Boehner
Paul Ryan
Preceded byCathy McMorris Rodgers
Succeeded byDoug Collins
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2019
Preceded byNancy Boyda
Succeeded bySteve Watkins
37th Treasurer of Kansas
In office
January 13, 2003 – November 20, 2008
GovernorKathleen Sebelius
Preceded byTim Shallenburger
Succeeded byDennis McKinney
Member of the Kansas Senate
from the 20th district
In office
January 2001 – January 2002
Preceded byAlicia Salisbury
Succeeded byVicki Schmidt
Member of the Kansas House of Representatives
from the 52nd district
In office
January 1999 – January 2001
Preceded byTom Bradley
Succeeded byLana Gordon
Personal details
Lynn Haag

(1963-06-10) June 10, 1963 (age 60)
Holton, Kansas, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Scott Jenkins
(m. 1983; div. 2008)
EducationKansas State University
Weber State University (BS)

Lynn Haag Jenkins (born June 10, 1963) is an American politician and lobbyist. She was in the U.S. Representative for Kansas's 2nd congressional district from 2009 to 2019. Before that, she was the Kansas State Treasurer from 2003 to 2008. Before that, she was in the Kansas House of Representatives from 1999 to 2000 and the Kansas Senate from 2000 to 2002.[1][2] She is a member of the Republican Party.

Life[change | change source]

Jenkins was born in Holton, Kansas. She was raised on a dairy farm in Holton, and she attended high school there. She graduated from Kansas State University and Weber State College with an accounting major and an economics minor. She is a Certified Public Accountant.[3]

Political beliefs[change | change source]

Jenkins has a mostly conservative voting record in Congress.[4]

Health care[change | change source]

Jenkins is against the Affordable Care Act.[5]

Economics[change | change source]

Jenkins believes that lowering government spending will help the economy.[5] She is against raising taxes to get a balanced budget.[5]

Crime[change | change source]

Jenkins supports the death penalty.[5]

LGBT[change | change source]

Jenkins is against same-sex marriage.She believes Kansas should have laws that stop discrimination for gay people.[5] She supported the Defense of Marriage Act.[6]

Personal life[change | change source]

Jenkins has two children, Hayley and Hayden, and was married for 25 years. Her husband Scott filed for divorce on Friday, November 7, 2008. This was shortly after she won the U.S. House election.[7][8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "2008 Unofficial Kansas Election Results". Secretary of State. State of Kansas. August 5, 2008. Retrieved August 6, 2008.
  2. Klepper, David; Sullinger, Jim; Bormann, Dawn (November 4, 2008). "Jenkins unseats Boyda; Moore, Roberts re-elected". Kansas City Star.
  3. "The Law and Lawmakers". Retrieved January 29, 2010.
  4. "Kansas GOP Rep. Lynn Jenkins to retire after 5 terms". The Seattle Times. January 25, 2017. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 "The Voter's Self Defense System". Vote Smart. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
  6. "Lynn Jenkins' Voting Record on Issue". Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  7. "Third Judicial District Court Public Access". Archived from the original on September 11, 2012. Retrieved January 29, 2010.
  8. Barbara Hollingsworth, "Lynn Jenkins' husband files for divorce," Topeka Capital-Journal, November 10, 2008. Archived November 13, 2008, at the Wayback Machine

Other websites[change | change source]