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|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Tenure = January 3, 2009-Present
 
|Tenure = January 3, 2009-Present
|Term ends = January 3, 2013
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|Term ends = January 3, 2015
 
|Assumed office = 2009
 
|Assumed office = 2009
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|Predecessor = Nancy Boyda (D)
 
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|Base salary = $174,000
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|Base salary = $174,000/year
 
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|Last election = [[Kansas' 2nd congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
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|First elected = November 4, 2010
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|First elected = November 4, 2008
 
|Term limits =
 
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|Next election = November 6, 2012
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|Next election = [[Kansas' 2nd congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Campaign $=5183931
 
|Prior office = Kansas State Treasurer
 
|Prior office = Kansas State Treasurer
 
|Prior office years = 2003-2008
 
|Prior office years = 2003-2008
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|Birthday = June 10, 1963
 
|Birthday = June 10, 1963
|Place of birth = Topeka, KS
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|Place of birth = Topeka, [[Kansas]]
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|Net worth = $430,507
 
|Profession = Accountant
 
|Profession = Accountant
 
|Religion = Methodist
 
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{{tnr}}'''Lynn Jenkins''' (b. June 10, 1963) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] representing [[Kansas]]'s 2nd congressional district. Jenkins was first elected to the House in 2008.
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{{tnr}}'''Lynn Jenkins''' (b. June 10, 1963) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] representing [[Kansas' 2nd congressional district]]. Jenkins was first elected to the House in 2008.  
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Jenkins won re-election on November 6, 2012. She defeated [[Tobias Schlingensiepen]] and [[Dennis Hawver]] in the general election.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Kansas"]</ref>
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She previously served as the [[Kansas State Treasurer]] from 2003 to 2008, a member of the [[Kansas State Senate]] from 2001 to 2003, and a member of the [[Kansas House of Representatives]] from 1999 to 2001.<ref name="bioguide"/>
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{{Introanalysis
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|Party=Republican
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|Rating=Reliable
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|Pronoun=she
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|Fullname=Lynn Jenkins
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|Lastname=Jenkins
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Jenkins is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|moderate Republican leader]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/lynn_jenkins/412284 ''Gov Track'' "Jenkins" Accessed May 23, 2012]</ref>
 
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
Jenkins was born in 1963 in Topeka, Kansas. She earned her Associate's degree from Kansas State University, and her B.S. from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, in 1985. Prior to her political career, Jenkins worked as an accountant.<ref name="bioguide">[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=j000290 ''Biographical Guide to Members of Congress'' "Lynn Jenkins" Accessed November 12, 2011]</ref>
 
Jenkins was born in 1963 in Topeka, Kansas. She earned her Associate's degree from Kansas State University, and her B.S. from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, in 1985. Prior to her political career, Jenkins worked as an accountant.<ref name="bioguide">[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=j000290 ''Biographical Guide to Members of Congress'' "Lynn Jenkins" Accessed November 12, 2011]</ref>
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
 
Below is an abbreviated outline of Jenkins' political career<ref name="bioguide"/>:
 
Below is an abbreviated outline of Jenkins' political career<ref name="bioguide"/>:
*Kansas State House of Representatives, 1999-2001
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*[[Kansas House of Representatives]], 1999-2001
*Kansas State Senate, 2001-2003
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*[[Kansas State Senate]], 2001-2003
*Kansas State Treasurer, 2003-2008
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*[[Kansas State Treasurer]], 2003-2008
*U.S. House of Representatives, 2nd Congressional District of Kansas, 2009-Present
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*[[U.S. House]], [[Kansas' 2nd congressional district|2nd Congressional District of Kansas]], 2009-Present
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
===U.S. House of Representatives===
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===U.S. House===
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====2013-2014====
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Jenkins serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"]</ref>
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means|Ways and Means Committee]]
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**Subcommittee on Oversight
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**Subcommittee on Trade
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====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
Jenkins serves on the following House committees<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "House of Representatives Committee Assignments" Accessed November 12, 2011]</ref>:
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Jenkins served on the following House committees<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "House of Representatives Committee Assignments" Accessed November 12, 2011]</ref>:
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means|Ways and Means Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means|Ways and Means Committee]]
 
**Subcommittee on Trade
 
**Subcommittee on Trade
 
**Subcommittee on Oversight
 
**Subcommittee on Oversight
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
===Political Positions===
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===Specific votes===
====Percentage voting with party====
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====Fiscal Cliff====
=====November 2011=====
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{{Oppose vote}}
{{Congress vote percent
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Jenkins voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. She was one of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
|name=Lynn Jenkins
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|party= Republican
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|percent=94.3%
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|rank=50
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|total=242
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|chamber=House
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|year=November 2011
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|RHouse=Y
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}}
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
:: ''See also: [[Kansas' Jenkins congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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:: ''See also: [[Kansas' 2nd congressional district elections, 2012]]''
  
Jenkins is running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Kansas, 2012|Kansas']] [[Kansas' Jenkins congressional district elections, 2012|Jenkins District]]. Jenkins is seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket.<ref name="list">[http://www.kssos.org/elections/elections_upcoming_candidate_display.asp ''Kansas Secretary of State Elections Division'' "Candidate List" Accessed June 21, 2012]</ref> The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run is June 11, 2012. The date was originally set for June 1, but a delay in the redistricting process caused the state to push back the filing deadline.<ref>[http://www.fec.gov/pubrec/fe2012/2012pdates.pdf ''fec.gov'' - 2012 Primary Dates and Candidate Filing Deadlines</ref>. The primary elections will be held on August 7, 2012.
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Jenkins ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Kansas, 2012|Kansas']] [[Kansas' 2nd congressional district elections, 2012|Jenkins District]]. Jenkins won the nomination on the Republican ticket.<ref name="list">[http://www.kssos.org/elections/elections_upcoming_candidate_display.asp ''Kansas Secretary of State Elections Division'' "Candidate List" Accessed June 21, 2012]</ref> The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run was June 11, 2012. The date was originally set for June 1, but a delay in the redistricting process caused the state to push back the filing deadline.<ref>[http://www.fec.gov/pubrec/fe2012/2012pdates.pdf ''fec.gov'' - 2012 Primary Dates and Candidate Filing Deadlines</ref>. The primary elections were held on August 7, 2012. Jenkins defeated [[Tobias Schlingensiepen]] and [[Dennis Hawver]] in the general election.
  
===2010===
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On November 2, 2010, Jenkins won re-election to the [[United States House of Representatives]]. She defeated Cheryl Hudspeth (D) and Robert Garrard (L) in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010" Accessed November 12, 2011]</ref>
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{{Election box 2010
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Jenkins ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 7, 2012.
|Chamber= U.S. House of Representatives, Kansas' 2nd Congressional District, General Election
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|party1=Republican
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====Campaign Issues====
|party2=Democratic
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The policy positions below are outlined on Jenkins' campaign website.<ref>[http://www.lynnjenkins.com/index.cfm?p=Issues ''Lynn Jenkins'' "Issues," Account: October 11, 2012]</ref>
|party3=Liberterian
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|winner1=Lynn Jenkins
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*'''Fiscal Responsibility'''
|candidate2=Cheryl Hudspeth
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Excerpt: "I ran for Congress because of the reckless fiscal policies coming out of Washington. Kansas common sense tells me you cannot spend more than you take in. My background as a certified public accountant, state legislator, and state treasurer, has given me a unique perspective to take to Washington."<ref>[http://www.lynnjenkins.com/index.cfm?p=Issues ''Lynn Jenkins'' "Issues," Account: October 11, 2012]</ref>
|candidate3=Robert Garrard
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|Inc1=Y
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*'''Limited Government'''
|votes1 = 130034
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Excerpt: "I firmly believe that the federal government has a few foundational purposes: protecting us in a dangerous and uncertain world, helping maintain and build our nation’s infrastructure, and allowing for economic and individual freedom. The most effective type of government is the one that is closest to the people it serves."<ref>[http://www.lynnjenkins.com/index.cfm?p=LimitedGovernment ''Lynn Jenkins'' "Limited Government," Account: October 11, 2012]</ref>
|votes2 = 66588
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|votes3= 9353
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*'''Defense'''
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Excerpt: "Our men and women fighting overseas and those here at home deserve all the respect, honor, and support that we can give them. That is why I have been a constant advocate for getting our troops the tools they need to succeed and complete their mission."<ref>[http://www.lynnjenkins.com/index.cfm?p=Defense ''Lynn Jenkins'' "Defense," Accessed: October 11, 2012]</ref>
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*'''Healthcare'''
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Excerpt: "As a member of the House Ways and Means Committee I am working to repeal Obamacare and create real health care reforms.  Our plan includes weeding out waste and fraud, giving tax credits to allow people to buy their own insurance."<ref>[http://www.lynnjenkins.com/index.cfm?p=HealthCare ''Lynn Jenkins'' "Healthcare," Accessed: October 11, 2012]</ref>
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*'''Second Amendment'''
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Excerpt: "Growing up in rural Kansas, I have known from a young age that as Americans, we cherish our right to keep and bear arms. I support the Second Amendment and applaud the Supreme Court's decision that reaffirmed every individual American's right to bear arms."<ref>[http://www.lynnjenkins.com/index.cfm?p=SecondAmendment ''Lynn Jenkins'' "Second Amendment," Accessed: October 11, 2012]</ref>
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===Full history===
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{{Collapsible history section
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<big>'''2010'''</big>
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<big>'''2008'''</big>
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name=Jenkins
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|year=2008
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|Editdate=April 7, 2013
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00029077&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Lynn Jenkins" Accessed April 7, 2013]</ref>
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|party=Republican
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|totalraised2012=1948903
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|result2012=Won
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|office2012=[[U.S. House]] (Kansas, [[Kansas' 2nd congressional district|District 2]])
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|totalraised2010=1471057
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|result2010=Won
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|office2010=[[U.S. House]] (Kansas, [[Kansas' 2nd congressional district|District 2]])
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|totalraised2008=1763971
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|result2008=Won
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|office2008=[[U.S. House]] (Kansas, [[Kansas' 2nd congressional district|District 2]])
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}}
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===2012===
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[[File:Lynn Jenkins 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Jenkins's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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Jenkins won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Jenkins's campaign committee raised a total of $1,948,903 and spent $1,492,090.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00029077&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Lynn Jenkins 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013]</ref>
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{{Congress donor box 2012
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|winner = Y
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|Chamber =  U.S. House of Representatives, Kansas' 2nd Congressional District
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|party = Republican
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|total raised =$1,948,903 
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|total spent =$1,492,090
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|opponent raised = $215,357
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|opponent spent = $215,357
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|org1 = QC Holdings
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|org2 = Sugar Creek Packing
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|org3 =  Russell Stover Candies
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|org4 =  Waddell & Reed
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|org5 =  Northwestern Mutual
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|orgdonor1 =  $31,300
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|orgdonor2 = $25,000
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|orgdonor3 = $20,000
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|orgdonor4 =  $16,550
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|orgdonor5 =  $15,250
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|ind1 = Health Professionals
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|ind2 =  Oil & Gas
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|ind3 =  Insurance
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|ind4 = Real Estate
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|ind5 = Securities & Investment
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|inddonor1 =  $135,300
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|inddonor2 =  $122,950
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|inddonor3 = $115,028
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|inddonor4 = $74,750
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|inddonor5 = $60,300
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|}}
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
[[File:Lynn_Jenkins_2010_Donor_Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Jenkins' campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
 
[[File:Lynn_Jenkins_2010_Donor_Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Jenkins' campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
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|inddonor5 = $61,177
 
|inddonor5 = $61,177
 
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==Analysis==
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===Ideology and leadership===
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:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Jenkins is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|far-right Republican leader]]," as of June 18, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/lynn_jenkins/412284 ''Gov Track'' "Jenkins" Accessed June 18, 2013]</ref>
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===Lifetime voting record===
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::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Jenkins missed 34 of 3,350 roll call vote from Jan 2009 to Mar 2013.  This amounts to 1.0%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/lynn_jenkins/412284 ''GovTrack,'' "Jo Jenkins," Accessed April 1, 2013]</ref>
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===Congressional staff salaries===
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::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Jenkins paid her congressional staff a total of $853,867 in 2011.  She ranked 86th on the list of the lowest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and she ranked 101st overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Kansas]] ranked 45th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/950/Rep_Lynn_M_Jenkins.html LegiStorm "Lynn Jenkins"]</ref>
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===Net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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====2011====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Jenkins's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $196,014 and $665,000. That averages to $430,507, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 15.59% from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00029077&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Jenkins (R-Kan), 2011"]</ref>
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====2010====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Jenkins' net worth as of 2010 was estimated between  $195,027 and $825,000. That averages to $510,013.50, which was lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00029077&year=2010''OpenSecrets.org'', "Jenkins, (R-Kansas), 2010"]</ref>
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===National Journal vote ratings===
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:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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====2012====
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Jenkins ranked 22nd in the conservative rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013]</ref>
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====2011====
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Jenkins ranked 36th in the conservative rankings.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
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===Voting with party===
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====2013====
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{{Congress vote percent
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|name=Lynn Jenkins
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|percent=98
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|rank=26
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|total=233
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|year=June 2013
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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term '''Lynn + Jenkins + Iowa + House'''
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
Jenkins is divorced and has two children.<ref>[http://lynnjenkins.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=2&sectiontree=2 ''Official House Site'' "Full Biography," Accessed November 12, 2011]</ref>
 
Jenkins is divorced and has two children.<ref>[http://lynnjenkins.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=2&sectiontree=2 ''Official House Site'' "Full Biography," Accessed November 12, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
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*[http://www.youtube.com/RepLynnJenkins Official YouTube Channel]
  
 
==References==
 
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Lynn Jenkins
Lynn Jenkins.jpg
U.S. House, Kansas, District 2
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2009-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
PredecessorNancy Boyda (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$5,183,931
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Kansas State Treasurer
2003-2008
Kansas State Senate
2001-2003
Kansas State House of Representatives
1999-2001
Education
Bachelor'sWeber State University
Associate'sKansas State University
Personal
BirthdayJune 10, 1963
Place of birthTopeka, Kansas
ProfessionAccountant
Net worth$430,507
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Lynn Jenkins (b. June 10, 1963) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Kansas' 2nd congressional district. Jenkins was first elected to the House in 2008.

Jenkins won re-election on November 6, 2012. She defeated Tobias Schlingensiepen and Dennis Hawver in the general election.[1]

She previously served as the Kansas State Treasurer from 2003 to 2008, a member of the Kansas State Senate from 2001 to 2003, and a member of the Kansas House of Representatives from 1999 to 2001.[2]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Jenkins is one of the most reliable Republican votes, meaning she can be considered a safe vote for the Republican Party in Congress.

Biography

Jenkins was born in 1963 in Topeka, Kansas. She earned her Associate's degree from Kansas State University, and her B.S. from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, in 1985. Prior to her political career, Jenkins worked as an accountant.[2]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Jenkins' political career[2]:

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Jenkins serves on the following committees:[3]

2011-2012

Jenkins served on the following House committees[4]:

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Jenkins voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. She was one of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[5]

Elections

2012

See also: Kansas' 2nd congressional district elections, 2012

Jenkins ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Kansas' Jenkins District. Jenkins won the nomination on the Republican ticket.[6] The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was June 11, 2012. The date was originally set for June 1, but a delay in the redistricting process caused the state to push back the filing deadline.[7]. The primary elections were held on August 7, 2012. Jenkins defeated Tobias Schlingensiepen and Dennis Hawver in the general election.

U.S. House, Kansas District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLynn Jenkins Incumbent 57% 167,463
     Democratic Tobias Schlingensiepen 38.7% 113,735
     Libertarian Dennis Hawver 4.3% 12,520
Total Votes 293,718
Source: Kansas Secretary of State "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"

Jenkins ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 7, 2012.

Campaign Issues

The policy positions below are outlined on Jenkins' campaign website.[8]

  • Fiscal Responsibility

Excerpt: "I ran for Congress because of the reckless fiscal policies coming out of Washington. Kansas common sense tells me you cannot spend more than you take in. My background as a certified public accountant, state legislator, and state treasurer, has given me a unique perspective to take to Washington."[9]

  • Limited Government

Excerpt: "I firmly believe that the federal government has a few foundational purposes: protecting us in a dangerous and uncertain world, helping maintain and build our nation’s infrastructure, and allowing for economic and individual freedom. The most effective type of government is the one that is closest to the people it serves."[10]

  • Defense

Excerpt: "Our men and women fighting overseas and those here at home deserve all the respect, honor, and support that we can give them. That is why I have been a constant advocate for getting our troops the tools they need to succeed and complete their mission."[11]

  • Healthcare

Excerpt: "As a member of the House Ways and Means Committee I am working to repeal Obamacare and create real health care reforms. Our plan includes weeding out waste and fraud, giving tax credits to allow people to buy their own insurance."[12]

  • Second Amendment

Excerpt: "Growing up in rural Kansas, I have known from a young age that as Americans, we cherish our right to keep and bear arms. I support the Second Amendment and applaud the Supreme Court's decision that reaffirmed every individual American's right to bear arms."[13]

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jenkins is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Jenkins raised a total of $5,183,931 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 7, 2013.[16]

Lynn Jenkins's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Kansas, District 2) Won $1,948,903
2010 U.S. House (Kansas, District 2) Won $1,471,057
2008 U.S. House (Kansas, District 2) Won $1,763,971
Grand Total Raised $5,183,931

2012

Breakdown of the source of Jenkins's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Jenkins won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Jenkins's campaign committee raised a total of $1,948,903 and spent $1,492,090.[17]

2010

Breakdown of the source of Jenkins' campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Huelskamp won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Jenkins' campaign committee raised a total of $1,471,057 and spent $1,170,133.[18]

U.S. House of Representatives, Kansas' 2nd Congressional District, 2010 - Lynn Jenkins Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,471,057
Total Spent $1,170,133
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $13,544
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $13,954
Top contributors to Lynn Jenkins's campaign committee
QC Holdings$17,250
American Assn of Orthodontists$10,000
American Crystal Sugar$10,000
AT&T Inc$10,000
Credit Union National Assn$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Insurance$91,123
Health Professionals$75,750
Leadership PACs$67,250
Real Estate$63,950
Commercial Banks$61,177

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Jenkins is a "far-right Republican leader," as of June 18, 2013.[19]

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Jenkins missed 34 of 3,350 roll call vote from Jan 2009 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 1.0%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[20]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Jenkins paid her congressional staff a total of $853,867 in 2011. She ranked 86th on the list of the lowest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and she ranked 101st overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Kansas ranked 45th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[21]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Jenkins's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $196,014 and $665,000. That averages to $430,507, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 15.59% from 2010.[22]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Jenkins' net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $195,027 and $825,000. That averages to $510,013.50, which was lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[23]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Jenkins ranked 22nd in the conservative rankings in 2012.[24]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Jenkins ranked 36th in the conservative rankings.[25]

Voting with party

2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Lynn Jenkins has voted with the Republican Party 98 of the time, which ranked 26 among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[26]

Recent news

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Personal

Jenkins is divorced and has two children.[27]

External links

References

  1. Politico "2012 Election Map, Kansas"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Biographical Guide to Members of Congress "Lynn Jenkins" Accessed November 12, 2011
  3. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  4. U.S. Congress House Clerk "House of Representatives Committee Assignments" Accessed November 12, 2011
  5. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  6. Kansas Secretary of State Elections Division "Candidate List" Accessed June 21, 2012
  7. [http://www.fec.gov/pubrec/fe2012/2012pdates.pdf fec.gov - 2012 Primary Dates and Candidate Filing Deadlines
  8. Lynn Jenkins "Issues," Account: October 11, 2012
  9. Lynn Jenkins "Issues," Account: October 11, 2012
  10. Lynn Jenkins "Limited Government," Account: October 11, 2012
  11. Lynn Jenkins "Defense," Accessed: October 11, 2012
  12. Lynn Jenkins "Healthcare," Accessed: October 11, 2012
  13. Lynn Jenkins "Second Amendment," Accessed: October 11, 2012
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. Open Secrets "Lynn Jenkins" Accessed April 7, 2013
  17. Open Secrets "Lynn Jenkins 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  18. Open Secrets "Lynn Jenkins 2010 Re-Election Cycle," Accessed November 12, 2011
  19. Gov Track "Jenkins" Accessed June 18, 2013
  20. GovTrack, "Jo Jenkins," Accessed April 1, 2013
  21. LegiStorm "Lynn Jenkins"
  22. OpenSecrets.org, "Jenkins (R-Kan), 2011"
  23. OpenSecrets.org, "Jenkins, (R-Kansas), 2010"
  24. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013
  25. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  26. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
  27. Official House Site "Full Biography," Accessed November 12, 2011
Political offices
Preceded by
Nancy Boyda
U.S. House of Representatives - Kansas District 2
2009–present
Succeeded by
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