Lynn Jenkins

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Lynn Jenkins
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U.S. House, Kansas, District 2
In office
January 3, 2009-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 5
Base salary$174,000
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 4, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Kansas State Treasurer
Kansas State Senate
Kansas State House of Representatives
Bachelor'sWeber State University
Associate'sKansas State University
BirthdayJune 10, 1963
Place of birthTopeka, KS
Office website
Campaign website
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.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Jenkins is a "moderate Republican leader".[1]


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]


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

  • Kansas State House of Representatives, 1999-2001
  • Kansas State Senate, 2001-2003
  • Kansas State Treasurer, 2003-2008
  • U.S. House of Representatives, 2nd Congressional District of Kansas, 2009-Present

Committee assignments

U.S. House of Representatives


Jenkins serves on the following House committees[3]:


Political Positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

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 94.3% of the time, which ranked 50 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[4]



See also: Kansas' Jenkins congressional district elections, 2012

Jenkins is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Kansas' Jenkins District. Jenkins is seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket.[5] The 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.[6]. The primary elections will be held on August 7, 2012.


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.[7]

U.S. House of Representatives, Kansas' 2nd Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLynn Jenkins Incumbent 63.1% 130,034
     Democratic Cheryl Hudspeth 32.3% 66,588
     Liberterian Robert Garrard 4.5% 9,353
Total Votes 205,975

Campaign donors


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.[8]

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
Health Professionals$75,750
Leadership PACs$67,250
Real Estate$63,950
Commercial Banks$61,177


Jenkins is divorced and has two children.[9]

External links


Political offices
Preceded by
Nancy Boyda
U.S. House of Representatives - Kansas District 2
Succeeded by