Lynn Fitch

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Lynn Fitch
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Mississippi Treasurer
Incumbent
In office
January 5, 2012 – present
Term ends
2016
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
PredecessorTate Reeves (R)
Compensation
Base salary$85,500
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 2015
Campaign $$1,259,052
Term limitsN/A
Education
Master'sUniversity of Mississippi
J.D.University of Mississippi
Personal
ProfessionExecutive Director of the Mississippi State Personnel Board
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Lynn Fitch is the 54th and current Treasurer of Mississippi. A Republican, she was first elected in 2011 and took office on January 5, 2012.[1]

Biography

Prior to her election as state treasurer, Fitch served as Executive Director of the Mississippi State Personnel Board for three years.

Fitch previously served as Deputy Executive Director of External Affairs and Support Services at the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.[2]

Education

  • JD, University of Mississippi
  • MS, Business Administration, University of Mississippi

Political Career

Mississippi Treasurer (2012-present)

Fitch has served as Mississippi Treasurer since January 5, 2012.

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Lynn Fitch endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [3]

Elections

2011

See also: Mississippi down ballot state executive elections, 2011

Fitch defeated Democrat Connie Moran and Reform Party candidate Shawn O'Hara in the November 8 general election.

Mississippi Treasurer, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLynn Fitch 58.8% 513,132
     Democratic Connie Moran 38.2% 333,267
     Reform Shawn O'Hara 3% 26,421
Total Votes 872,820


Primary

Fitch faced Lucien Smith and Lee Yancey in the Republican Primary on August 2. She came in first, but since no candidate won 50 percent of the vote, she faced Yancey in a runoff on August 23.

Treasurer -- Republican primary results
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party ApprovedaLynn Fitch 38%
     Republican Party Lucien Smith 29%
     Republican Party ApprovedaLee Yancey 34%
Total Votes 269,726

Fitch defeated Yancey, securing the Republican nomination.

Treasurer - Republican primary runoff results[4]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party ApprovedaLynn Fitch 53%
     Republican Party Lee Yancey 47%
Total Votes 156,006


Campaign ads

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Fitch is available dating back to 2011. Based on available campaign finance records, Fitch raised a total of $1,259,052 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 8, 2013.[5]

Lynn Fitch's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 Mississippi Treasurer Won $1,259,052
Grand Total Raised $1,259,052

2011

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Personal

Fitch has three children, Mackenzie, Marye Will, and John Tucker.[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tate Reeves (R)
Mississippi Treasurer
2012–present
Succeeded by
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