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Julia Lynn
Julia Lynn.jpg
Kansas State Senate District 9
In office
2007 - present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 8
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 since 2007.

Lynn has worked in the healthcare industry in marketing and public relations for 25 years. She attended Kansas University, receiving a Bachelor's degree in Political Science.[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][8]

Kansas State Senate, District 9, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMerlin D. Ring 63.8% 19,346
     Democratic Julia Lynn Incumbent 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).[9] Lynn raised $198,770 for her campaign, while Wimmer raised $152,424.[10]

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 6/3/2013.[11]

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.
Kansas State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Julia Lynn's campaign in 2012
Kansas Republican Senatorial Cmte$6,450
Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry$2,818
Kansas Medical Society$2,500
Barry Energy$2,000
Kansas Livestock Association$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$129,198
Source:Follow the Money


Lynn 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."[12] 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.[13]

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.[14]


Julia Lynn received a score of 65.5% in the 2013 index.[15]


Lynn and husband Jeff have two children.[1]

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