Lynn Fitch

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Lynn Fitch
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Mississippi Treasurer
In office
January 5, 2012 – present
Term ends
Years in position 3
PredecessorTate Reeves (R)
Base salary$90,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Campaign $$1,259,052
Term limitsN/A
Master'sUniversity of Mississippi
J.D.University of Mississippi
ProfessionExecutive Director of the Mississippi State Personnel Board
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]

Fitch is running for a second term as state treasurer in 2015. She filed her candidacy for re-election on February 17, 2015.[2]


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.[3]

She holds an M.S. in business administration and a J.D., both from the University of Mississippi.[3]


  • J.D., University of Mississippi
  • M.S., Business Administration, University of Mississippi

Political Career

Mississippi Treasurer (2012-present)

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


Presidential preference


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

Lynn Fitch endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [4]



See also: Mississippi Treasurer election, 2015

Eleven state executive offices in Mississippi are up for election in 2015. The general election will be held on November 3, 2015, following a primary election on August 4, 2015. Runoffs are scheduled for August 25 in case no candidate receives a majority (50 percent plus one) of the popular vote in a given primary race. The following sections summarize filed candidates running for each state executive office on the ballot:

See also: Mississippi gubernatorial election, 2015

Lieutenant Governor
See also: Mississippi lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2015

Attorney General
See also: Mississippi Attorney General election, 2015

Secretary of State
See also: Mississippi Secretary of State

State Treasurer
See also: Mississippi Treasurer election, 2015


See also: Mississippi Auditor election, 2015

Commissioner of Agriculture

See also: Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture election, 2015

Commissioner of Insurance

See also: Mississippi Commissioner of Insurance election, 2015

Public Service Commission (3 seats)

See also: Mississippi Public Service Commission election, 2015
Northern District:

Central District:
Incumbent Lynn Posey (R) is not seeking re-election.

Southern District:
Incumbent Steve Renfroe (I) is not seeking re-election.

Campaign finance

First periodic report (Jan. 1 2015 - April 30 2015)
Comprehensive donor information for this election has been collected from the state's campaign finance authority. Based on available campaign finance records, the candidates raised a total of $340,288.25 and spent a total of $166,056.43 during this reporting period. This information was last updated on May 8, 2015.[6]

Campaign Contributions and Expenditures
Candidate Office Beginning balance Contributions Expenditures Ending balance
Lynn Fitch
Republican Party
Mississippi Treasurer $97,390.44 $88,359.25 $74,172.99 $110,765.36
David McRae
Republican Party
Mississippi Treasurer $0 $251,729.00 $91,683.44 $160,045.56
Viola V. McFarland
Reform Party
Mississippi Treasurer $0.00 $200.00 $200.00 $0
Grand Total Raised $340,288.25
Grand Total Spent $166,056.43


See also: Mississippi down ballot state executive elections, 2011

Fitch won election to the office of Mississippi State Treasurer in 2011. She faced Lucien Smith and Lee Yancey in the Republican primary on August 2. She came in first, but as no candidate won at least 50 percent of the vote, she and Lee Yancey met in a runoff on August 23. Fitch secured the Republican nomination, and went on to defeat Democrat Connie Moran and Reform Party candidate Shawn O'Hara in the general election on November 8, 2011.


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
Election Results via Mississippi Secretary of State

Treasurer - Republican primary runoff results[7]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party ApprovedaLynn Fitch 53%
     Republican Party Lee Yancey 47%
Total Votes 156,006

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

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.[8]

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


Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Lynn Fitch's donors each year.[9] Click [show] for more information.


Fitch has three children: Mackenzie, Marye Will and John Tucker.[10]

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