About Lynn

Growing up on a dairy farm near Holton, Kansas, Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins learned the values of hard work, keeping your word, and the importance of serving your community. Those are the same values that led her to public service and still guide her decisions as she represents the Second District of Kansas, which includes Topeka, Lawrence, Leavenworth, Pittsburg, Independence and the majority of northeast and southeast Kansas.

Now serving her fifth term in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congresswoman Jenkins was elected by her colleagues to serve as the Vice Chair of the House Republican Conference during the 113th and 114th Congressional sessions becoming the 30th woman in history to hold a leadership position in either branch of Congress, and the 14th Republican woman to be in Leadership.

Congresswoman Jenkins currently serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means, the chief tax writing committee in the House of Representatives. As a member of the Ways and Means Committee, she serves on both the Health Subcommittee and Trade Subcommittee.

During Congresswoman Jenkins’s time in Congress, she has developed a track record for supporting fiscally responsible public policy to promote job creation and economic growth, working to improve transparency in Congress and backing a strong national defense. Congresswoman Jenkins has introduced legislation to make the House more accountable to how it spends taxpayer dollars and to improve transparency in the House committee process. Additionally, Congresswoman Jenkins introduced the Mental Health First Aid Act which was included in the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016 and signed in to law. This important bill provides millions of dollars in funding for grants to states, cities, schools, veterans groups, law enforcement personnel groups, and others to educate our community leaders and resident to spot signs of mental illness and get our friends the help they need. 

Congresswoman Jenkins is a Certified Public Accountant by profession and brings nearly 20 years of experience helping individuals and small businesses manage their finances to the House of Representatives. She also served in the Kansas House and Kansas Senate and as the 37th Kansas State Treasurer.

Congresswoman Jenkins graduated from Kansas State University and Weber State University and has two children, Hayley and Hayden.

Official Photo (01/11/1711:20 AMET )
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    Washington DC 1526 Longworth HOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-6601
    Fax: (202) 225-7986
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    Topeka Office
    3550 SW 5th Street
    Topeka, KS 66606
    Phone: (785) 234-LYNN (5966)
    Fax: (785) 234-5967
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    Pittsburg Office
    1001 N. Broadway Street #C
    Pittsburg, KS 66762
    Phone: (620) 231-LYNN (5966)
    Fax: (620) 231-5972
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