Lynn Jenkins was born on June 10, 1963 on a dairy farm in Holton, Kansas. She has two children, Hayley and Hayden and currently lives in Topeka, Kansas. She Graduated from Kansas State University and Weber State College with a major in accounting and a minor in economics. Congress woman Lynn Jenkins is also certified to be a public accountant. She served in the Kansas state Senate for one term, as well as the Kansas House of Representatives for 2 years. In 2002 she was elected State Treasurer, the 37th. She started to work with many organizations, like the (NAST) National Association of State Treasurers.
In April 2007, Jenkins took the first step of running for the U.S House of Representatives. She filed papers with the Federal Election Commission. She ran against Jim Ryun in the Republican primary. Jenkins received the support of the Republican Leadership Council because she was seen as more moderate than Ryun. On August 5, 2008 Jenkins won the Republican spot by about 1000 votes. In 2010 she ran for re-election and won by 63%.
During Jenkins’s time in Congress, she has earned a track record for backing public policy make jobs and help the economy to grow, also she works to improve clarity in Congress and to support a powerful national defense. Jenkins has brought in legislation to make the House more responsible for how it spends the money from taxes, to improve clarity again, in the House committees methods and to stop them from approving major legislation while in a "lame duck session". She has continued to fight governments wasteful use of money, and is working to make the deficits and debt smaller. Congress woman Lynn Jenkins is a part of the Republic Main Street Partnership, the Tea Party Caucus, and the Republic Study Committee. She was assigned to the Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity as well as the Committee on Financial Services, including the Subcommittee on Capital Markets,...