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Lynn Bechler
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Kentucky House of Representatives District 4
In office
January 1, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$1,788.51/month
Per diem$135.30/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sSt. Louis University
Office website
Lynn Bechler is a Republican member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, representing District 4. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Prior earned his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from St. Louis University. His professional experience includes working for IBM in Sales, Technical Support, and Management.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Kentucky Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Small Business, Vice-chair
Economic Development
Labor and Industry


Campaign themes

Bechler's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Excerpt: ""As State Representative, Lynn’s top priorities will be: 1) promotion of economic development and job creation, 2) protection of coal and agricultural industries, and 3) broadening educational opportunities."



See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Kentucky House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 28, 2014. Jarrod H. Jackson was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Lynn Bechler was unopposed in the Republican primary. Bechler faces Jackson in the general election.[2][3]


See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2012

Bechler won election in the 2012 election for Kentucky House of Representatives District 4. She ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 22, 2012, and defeated Raymond W. Giannini in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 4, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLynn Bechler 56.9% 10,114
     Democratic Raymond Giannini 43.1% 7,655
Total Votes 17,769


See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bechler's opponent in the November 2 general election was Democratic incumbent Michael Cherry. According to official results, Cherry defeated Bechler by a margin of 3,361 votes.[6]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bechler is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Bechler raised a total of $118,120 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 11, 2013.[7]

Lynn Bechler's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kentucky State House, District 4 Won $98,017
2010 Kentucky State House, District 4 Defeated $20,103
Grand Total Raised $118,120


Bechler won election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Bechler raised a total of $98,017.
Kentucky House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Lynn Bechler's campaign in 2012
Kentucky House Republican Caucus$34,921
Kentucky Republican Party$16,710
Bechler, Lynn$6,786
Correll, Jess$2,000
Heiner, Shelia$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$98,017
Source:Follow the Money


Bechler lost the election for the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Bechler raised a total of $20,103.


Bechler and his wife, Kathleen, have four children.[1]

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Preceded by
Michael Cherry (D)
Kentucky House of Representatives District 4
Succeeded by