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Lynn Jenkins
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Vice Chair of the House Republican Conference
In office
January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2017
Leader John Boehner
Paul Ryan
Preceded by Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Succeeded by Doug Collins
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2019
Preceded by Nancy Boyda
Succeeded by Steve Watkins
37th Treasurer of Kansas
In office
January 13, 2003 – November 20, 2008
Governor Kathleen Sebelius
Preceded by Tim Shallenburger
Succeeded by Dennis McKinney
Member of the Kansas Senate
from the 20th district
In office
January 2001 – January 2002
Preceded by Alicia Salisbury
Succeeded by Vicki Schmidt
Member of the Kansas House of Representatives
from the 52nd district
In office
January 1999 – January 2001
Preceded by Tom Bradley
Succeeded by Lana Gordon
Personal details
Born
Lynn Haag

June 10, 1963 (1963-06-10) (age 57)
Holton, Kansas, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s)
Scott Jenkins
(m. 1983; div. 2008)
Children 2
Education Kansas State University
Weber State University (BS)

Lynn Haag Jenkins (born June 10, 1963) is an American politician and lobbyist. She was in the U.S. Representative for KS's 2nd congressional district from 2009 to 2019. Before that, she was the Kansas State Treasurer from 2003 to 2008. Before that, she was in the Kansas House of Representatives from 1999 to 2000 and the Kansas Senate from 2000 to 2002. She is a member of the Republican Party.

Life

Jenkins was born in Holton, Kansas. She was raised on a dairy farm in Holton, and she attended high school there. She graduated from Kansas State University and Weber State College with an accounting major and an economics minor. She is a Certified Public Accountant.

Political beliefs

Jenkins has a mostly conservative voting record in Congress.

Health care

Jenkins is against the Affordable Care Act.

Economics

Jenkins believes that lowering government spending will help the economy. She is against raising taxes to get a balanced budget.

Crime

Jenkins supports the death penalty.

LGBT

Jenkins is against same-sex marriage.She believes Kansas should have laws that stop discrimination for gay people. She supported the Defense of Marriage Act.

Personal life

Jenkins has two children, Hayley and Hayden, and was married for 25 years. Her husband Scott filed for divorce on Friday, November 7, 2008. This was shortly after she won the U.S. House election.

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