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Bob Lynn
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Member of the Alaska House of Representatives
from the 26th district
In office
January 19, 2015 – January 14, 2017
Preceded by Lora Reinbold
Succeeded by Chris Birch
Member of the Alaska House of Representatives
from the 23rd district
In office
January 15, 2013 – January 19, 2015
Preceded by Les Gara
Succeeded by Chris Tuck
Member of the Alaska House of Representatives
from the 31st district
In office
January 20, 2003 – January 15, 2013
Preceded by Jim Whitaker
Succeeded by Cathy Muñoz
Personal details
Born (1933-02-23)February 23, 1933
East Los Angeles, California
Died May 25, 2020(2020-05-25) (aged 87)
California, US
Political party Republican
Residence Anchorage, Alaska
Alma mater University of Arizona, California State University, Long Beach
Profession educator, real estate broker

Bob Lynn (February 23, 1933 – May 25, 2020) was an American politician who served as a Republican member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing the 31st district from 2003 to 2013 and the 26th district from 2013 to 2017. He served as Chair of the State Affairs Committee, was Vice-Chair of the Judiciary Committee, and was a member of the Transportation Committee and Joint Armed Forces Committees. He also served on the Labor & Workforce Development, Military & Veterans' Affairs, and Public Safety Finance Subcommittees, for the 28th Legislature. Bob Lynn is a retired fighter pilot with the United States Air Force and a Vietnam Veteran.

Alaska Legislature

During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lynn chaired the State Affairs Committee in the Alaska House.

Elections

  • 2012 Lynn won the November 6, 2012 General election with 63% of the vote against Democratic nominee Lupe Marroquin.
  • 2014 Lynn won the November 4, 2014 General election with 67% of the vote against Democratic nominee Bill Goodell.
  • 2016 In the August 15th Republican primary, Lynn was defeated 59-31% by Chris Birch, who went on to win the election.

Personal life

Lynn and his wife Marlene (née Wagner) have six children, and twenty-one grandchildren. Lynn was born in East Los Angeles, California, where he graduated from the Garfield High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts from University of Arizona, and received a Master of Arts from California State University, Long Beach. He was also a graduate of the "Education with Industry" program of the Air University. He served as mayor pro-tem and city councilman of the City of Moreno Valley, Riverside County, California, and was instrumental in the founding of that city in 1984.

He died on May 25, 2020, at age 87. On May 26, 2020 Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy ordered flags to be flown at half staff on May 27 and May 28 in Lynn's honor.

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