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Julia Lynn

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Julia Lynn
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Kansas State Senate District 9
In office
2007 - present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 7
Base salary$88.50/day
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sKansas University
Office website
Campaign website

Julia Lynn is a Republican member of the Kansas State Senate, representing District 9. She was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Lynn earned her B.S. in Political Science from Kansas University. Her professional experience includes working in healthcare marketing and public relations.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Lynn served on the following committees:

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Commerce, Chair
Interstate Cooperation
Assessment and Taxation


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lynn served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Lynn served on these committees:


Sen. Lynn recently co-sponsored a resolution encouraging the funding of a U.S. Airborne Laser defense program[2]. She also co-sponsored resolutions regarding states' rights[3] and selection of justices of the supreme court[4]. In 2008, she co-sponsored a bill to repeal part of the constitution relating to the franchise tax[5].



See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

Lynn won re-election in 2012. She was unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Merlin D. Ring in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Kansas State Senate, District 9, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMerlin D. Ring Incumbent 63.8% 19,346
     Democratic Julia Lynn 36.2% 10,957
Total Votes 30,303


On November 4, 2008, Lynn was re-elected to the 9th District Seat in the Kansas State Senate, defeating Ron Wimmer (D).[8] Lynn raised $198,770 for her campaign, while Wimmer raised $152,424.[9]

Kansas State Senate, District 9 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent

Green check mark transparent.pngJulia Lynn (R) 21,569 54.9%
Ron Wimmer (D) 17,688 45.1%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lynn is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Lynn raised a total of $344,668 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 3, 2013.[10]

Julia Lynn's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State Senate, District 9 Won $129,198
2010 Kansas State Senate, District 9 Not up for election $16,700
2008 Kansas State Senate, District 9 Won $198,770
Grand Total Raised $344,668


Lynn won re-election to the Kansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Lynn raised a total of $129,198.


Lynn was not up for election to the Kansas State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Lynn raised a total of $16,700.


Lynn won election to the Kansas State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Lynn raised a total of $198,770.


Kansas Economic Freedom Index

The Kansas Economic Freedom Index is a project of Bob Weeks, creator of the blog Voice For Liberty in Wichita. The purpose of the Index "is to identify Kansas legislators who vote in favor of economic freedom — and those who don’t."[11] Legislators receive a rating from 0-100 percent based on their votes on bills promoting economic freedom.


Julia Lynn received a rating of 86% on the 2010 Kansas Economic Freedom Index.[12]

Kansas Freedom Index

The Kansas Policy Institute, Kansas’s "first free market think tank," releases its legislator scorecard as a part of its Kansas Freedom Index for Kansas state representatives and senators once a year. The Score Card gives each legislator a score from 1%-100% based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on specific issues which the Kansas Policy Institute thought were pro-limited government policies.[13]


Julia Lynn received a score of 65.5% in the 2013 index.[14]


Lynn and husband, Jeff, have two children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kay O'Connor
Kansas State Senate District 9
Succeeded by