Lanham Lyne

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Lanham Lyne
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Texas House of Representatives, District 69
Former Officeholder
In office
2011 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A

Lanham Lyne is a former Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing the 69th District from 2011 to 2013.



  • BBA in finance, Midwestern State University, class of 1985.[1]

Professional experience

  • President, Lyne Energy Partners, 1985-present.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Land & Resource Management


Lyne served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:



  • Reflecting back on the 82nd Legislature at a luncheon on August 4, 2011, Lyne stated that Voter-ID was one of the more important bills passed in the Texas State Legislature in 2011, while noting that while there was still need for improvement in the mail-in ballot process.[2]



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Lyne announced on September 9, 2011 that he would not be seeking re-election in 2012.[3]


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Lyne won election to Texas House of Representatives District 69 in 2010. He defeated Joe Clement in the March 2 Republican primary. He defeated Democratic candidate Michael Smith in the November 2 general election.[4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 69
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Lanham Lyne (R) 20,872 74.17%
Michael Smith (D) 7,268 25.82%

Campaign themes

Cutting Government Spending

  • Supports a stronger constitutional spending limit, “to keep government in check in Texas.”

Standing by the 10th Amendment “Opposes any legislation that requires Texas to submit to new federal mandates, and is committed to asserting Texas’s 10th Amendment rights.

  • Opposes any mandates imposed by health care reform.
  • Opposes any attempts by the EPA to shut down energy production in Texas.

Supporting Small Business

  • Supports permanent the exemption from the state business tax for all small businesses.
  • Supports reforming the state business tax to make compliance simpler and less costly for all businesses.

Promoting Jobs and Rebuilding our North Texas Economy

  • Supports cuts to the size of Texas government.
  • Supports lower taxes.
  • Support repealing regulation.
  • Supports localized control.
  • Opposes any legislation which adds new regulation, controls prices, restricts competition or threatens job creation.

Ensuring Our Region’s Oil and Gas Interests Are Protected

  • Opposes attempts to rollback important tax incentives for oil & gas producers.
  • Opposes climate change proposals that would kill jobs in Texas.

Fighting Lawsuit Abuse

  • Supports preserving the lawsuit reform laws passed in recent years.

Stopping Illegal Immigration

  • Opposes government benefits for illegal aliens.
  • Supports federal responsibility for border protection, but believes, “the Texas Legislature must continue to explore creative, cost-effective ways to increase enforcement efforts.”

Protecting the Second Amendment

  • Supports the gun ownership rights of all law-abiding citizens.

Protecting the Unborn

  • Pro-life.
  • Supports parental notification and parental consent.
  • Supports withholding tax dollars that would pay to provide abortion coverage as part of health care reform.

Defending Traditional Marriage

  • Supports strong legislation defining marriage as between one man and one woman.

Safeguarding Our Property Rights

  • Believes, “that property rights are sacred and should not be infringed.”[1]

Campaign donors


Lyne raised a total of $212,915 in 2010. Below are Lyne's top 6 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:[5]

Contributor 2010 total
Texans for Lawsuit Reform $10,000
Joe R Strauss III Campaign $5,000
Texas Oil & Gas Association $5,000
Texas House Republican Leadership Fund $5,000
Associated Republicans of Texas $5,000
GOPAC Texas $5,000


  • Texas Farm Bureau Friends of Agriculture Fund (AGFUND)
  • Texas Apartment Association
  • Texas Medical Association PAC (TEXPAC)
  • Texas Hospital Association (HOSPAC)
  • Conservative Republicans of Texas
  • Business & Commerce PAC
  • Manufacturers PAC of Texas
  • Texas Apartment Association
  • Texas Association of Realtors
  • Texas Home School Coalition PAC
  • Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC
  • Texas Right to Life
  • The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association PAC
  • Times Record News
  • Wichita Falls Area Realtors
  • "A"-rating, National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund
  • "A"-rating, PAC of the Texas State Rifle Association[1]

Community service and involvement

  • Head basketball coach, Notre Dame High School, 1995-1999.
  • Part-time history teacher, Notre Dame High School, 1995-1999.
  • Served as chairman and trustee, Midwestern State University Foundation.
  • Trustee, Priddy Foundation, 1991-1995.
  • Served on the board, Dallas YMCA – Camp Grady Spruce.
  • Served on the board, Wichita Falls YMCA.
  • Served on the board, North Texas Area United Way.
  • Served on the board, First Christian Church.[1]


Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

See also: Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index and Empower Texans

Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy."[6] Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.


Lanham Lyne received a grade of D+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.


Lanham and his wife, Sharla, have six children. They are members of Colonial Church.[1]

Contact information

Campaign Address:
3808-B Kemp Boulevard
Wichita Falls, TX 76308
Phone: (940) 691-5200

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
David Farabee (D)
Texas House of Representatives District 69
Succeeded by
James Frank (R)