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Lynn Jenkins is currently serving the 2nd Congressional District of Kansas

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. [1]

Immigration

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. [1]

Agriculture

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. [1]

Education

Jenkins does not support No Child Left Behind, and believes that education decisions are best made at the state and local level. [1]

Energy

Jenkins approves of exploration in ANWR and pursuing offshore drilling. She supports using alternative and renewable energy to increase domestic production and create jobs. [1]

Second Amendment

Jenkins supports the 2nd Amendment and will oppose legislation that steps on the right to keep and bear arms. [1]

Veterans

Jenkins supports reforming the VA to ensure that all veterans have access to quality care. [1]

Bio

Jenkins currently serves as the State Treasurer of Kansas.[2]

Background

2008 elections

Jenkins was the Republican nominee looking to challenge Rep. Nancy Boyda (D-Kan.) in the 2008 congressional elections.[3][4][5][6][7] She won in primary elections which took place on August 5, 2008. [8]. 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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Campaign contributions

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

Committees

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.

Caucuses

Jenkins is a member of the following House caucuses: Community Pharmacy Caucus, House Army Caucus, Military Veterans Caucus, Cystic Fibrosis Caucus

More background data

Contact

Lynn Jenkins for Congress
4011 SW 21st St
Topeka, KS 66604
785-564-0452

Email: lynn@lynnjenkins.com

Articles and resources

Related SourceWatch articles

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Lynn Jenkins For Congress| Issues
  2. Lynn Jenkins for US Congress
  3. 2008 Race Tracker page on Kansas's 2nd Congressional District
  4. Official Lynn Jenkins campaign website
  5. Jenkins's FEC filings
  6. "Kansas GOP News; Biden-Obama Gaffe; the Newsom Affair," Politics1 Blog, February 2, 2007.
  7. John Milburn, "Treasurer files to run for seat in 2nd District," Lawrence Journal-World, April 4, 2007.
  8. '’Kansas 2008 General Election,"The Green Papers", August 6, 2008

Wikipedia also has an article on Lynn Jenkins. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

External resources

External articles

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 4, 2008
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2009
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
Yes
Previous Political Work?
Kansas House of Representatives, Kansas State Senate, Kansas State Treasurer
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 3550 SW 5th Street, Topeka, KS 66601
Phone: 785-234-5966 / Fax: 785-234-5967
2. 701 N. Broadway Street, Pittsburg, KS 66762
Phone: 620-231-5966 / Fax: 620-231-5972




Campaign Contact:

Website: http://www.lynnjenkins.com/home.asp
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Campaign Offices:

1. Lynn Jenkins for Congress, 4011 SW 21st St, Topeka, KS 66604
Phone: 785-228-1402 / Fax:



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Date of Birth: June 10, 1963