Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins

Holton native Jenkins to seek fifth Congressional term


Congresswoman and Holton na­tive Lynn Jenkins filed on Thurs­day for election to a fifth two-year term as Kansas’ Second District Represen­tative in the U.S. House of Repre­sentatives, it has been reported.

Jenkins, who has served in Con­gress since 2009, expressed a desire to continue her efforts “to rein in fed­eral spending, stop President Obama from fulfilling his cam­paign promise to close the deten­tion center at Guantanamo Bay, ad­vance important mental health re­forms and slow President Obama’s excessive and harmful regulations, such as the Waters of the United States rule.”

Jenkins is currently the only Re­publican seeking election to the Second District Congressional seat. Two Democrats, Brittany Potter of Ottawa and Mike Pryor of Law­rence, have filed for election to the position; the filing deadline is Wednesday, June 1, it was re­ported.

A 1981 graduate of Holton High School, Jenkins, 52, first served in state government in the Kansas House of Representatives, from 1999 to 2000, and in the Kansas Senate, from 2000 to 2002. She was elected Kansas State Treasurer in 2002 and held the position until running for election to the Con­gressional seat in 2008.

“I was born and raised in the Second Congressional District of Kansas and have been so honored to represent eastern Kansans in Congress for the past seven years,” she said. “I get a constant reminder everywhere I go that we value hard work, self-reliance, honesty and compassion  And it is these values that I take to Congress and do my best to promote and defend against the relentless attacks of President Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Wash­ington insiders.”

She is the longest-serving of Kansas’ four representatives in Congress, it was reported. 

The Holton Recorder

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Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

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