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Lynn Jenkins has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 2nd district of the State of Kansas, since 2009. She was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives in 1998. She was a member of the House from 1999 to 2000 and then served in the Kansas Senate from 2001 to 2002. In 2002, she was elected as the 37th State Treasurer of Kansas, defeating Democrat Sally Finney by winning 56%-43%. In 2006, Jenkins was re-elected to a second term. She defeated Democrat Larry Wilson 64%-35%.
Positions, record and controversies
Taxes and Spending
Jenkins supports lowering taxes and making the Bush 2001 and 2003 tax cuts permanent. She also supports abolishing the death tax and Alternate Minimum Tax. Jenkins says she will work for a renewed commitment to fiscal responsibility and reductions in spending via earmarks. 
Jenkins supports strengthening the border through increasing the number of border agents, building more fences, and using technology to keep an eye on the borders. She would work to give all employers access to tools that will immediately verify a potential employees immigration status. 
Jenkins will improve family farming by increasing access to markets and labor and ending the death tax so farms can be inherited by farmer's children. 
Jenkins does not support No Child Left Behind, and believes that education decisions are best made at the state and local level. 
Jenkins approves of exploration in ANWR and pursuing offshore drilling. She supports using alternative and renewable energy to increase domestic production and create jobs. 
Jenkins supports the 2nd Amendment and will oppose legislation that steps on the right to keep and bear arms. 
Jenkins supports reforming the VA to ensure that all veterans have access to quality care. 
Jenkins currently serves as the State Treasurer of Kansas.
Jenkins was the Republican nominee looking to challenge Rep. Nancy Boyda (D-Kan.) in the 2008 congressional elections. She won in primary elections which took place on August 5, 2008. . Jenkins defeated Boyda in the 2008 General election with 51 percent of the vote to Boyda's 46 percent.KS Secretary of State results
Money in politics
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The following is drawn from government records of campaign contributions to Lynn Jenkins. Campaign contributions are one of the most direct conduits for influencing members of Congress. How to use this information. <crpcontribdata>cid=N00029077&cycle=2008</crpcontribdata>
Committees and affiliations
Jenkins serves on the House Financial Services Committee, as well as two subcommittees, including the subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises and the subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity.
Jenkins is a member of the following House caucuses: Community Pharmacy Caucus, House Army Caucus, Military Veterans Caucus, Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
More background data
Lynn Jenkins for Congress
4011 SW 21st St
Topeka, KS 66604
Articles and resources
Related SourceWatch articles
- 2008 U.S. congressional elections
- Portal:Kansas and the U.S. Congress
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Lynn Jenkins For Congress| Issues
- ↑ Lynn Jenkins for US Congress
- ↑ 2008 Race Tracker page on Kansas's 2nd Congressional District
- ↑ Official Lynn Jenkins campaign website
- ↑ Jenkins's FEC filings
- ↑ "Kansas GOP News; Biden-Obama Gaffe; the Newsom Affair," Politics1 Blog, February 2, 2007.
- ↑ John Milburn, "Treasurer files to run for seat in 2nd District," Lawrence Journal-World, April 4, 2007.
- ↑ '’Kansas 2008 General Election,"The Green Papers", August 6, 2008
- 2008 Race Tracker page on Kansas's 2nd Congressional District
- Official Lynn Jenkins campaign website
- Jenkins's FEC filings
- Facebook Group: Send Lynn to Washington
- Lynn Jenkins on Blip TV
- "Kansas GOP News; Biden-Obama Gaffe; the Newsom Affair," Politics1 Blog, February 2, 2007.
- Aaron Blake, "Obama’s bipartisan ad doesn’t do much for GOP," The Hill, July 24, 2007.
|Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives|
Ranking Member On:
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|First Elected to Current Office:
November 4, 2008
|First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2009
November 2, 2010
|Previous Political Work?
Kansas House of Representatives, Kansas State Senate, Kansas State Treasurer
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Date of Birth: June 10, 1963