Thursday, November 15, 2012

Lynn Jenkins

Republican Conference Vice Chair

Lynn Jenkins

Congressman                2nd District, Kansas                   Republican
Elected 2008

Ways and Means

Ratings for 2010:

ADA    Americans for Democratic Action                                                     0
            Liberal:             less defense spending   
                                      protect civil liberties, human rights

ACLU  American Civil Liberties Union                                                        19
            Protect individuals from legal infringements on rights

AFS     American Federation of Government Employees                           0       
            Liberal labor

LCV    League of Conservation Voters                                                          0
            Pro-environmental protection

ITIC     Information Technology Industry Council                                          33
            Promote electronic commerce and innovation

NTU    National Taxpayers Union                                                                  90
            Pro-taxpayer rights

COC    US Chamber of Commerce                                                              88

ACU    American Conservative Union                                                        100
            Conservative:    foreign policy
                                       social and budget issues

CFG    Club for Growth                                                                                100
            Pro-tax limitation

FRC     Family Research Council                                                                 87
            Conservative:    promotes marriage and family
                                       oppose abortion

Votes in 111th Congress:           2009 - 2010

No       Overturn Ledbetter
            Extend statute of limitations in pay discrimination
No       $820 billion stimulus   
            Funds to revive U.S. economy
Yes      Let guns in national parks
            Permit people carrying guns in parks
No       Cap and Trade
            Industry measure to reduce greenhouse gases               
Yes      Bar federal abortion funds
            No federal funds for health plans covering abortion
No       Health Care Bill
            Provides insurance for people without health insurance              
No       Financial Firm Regulation
            Regulations on financial services firms
No       Pass tax cuts for some
            Bush era tax cuts to continue for incomes under $250,000
Yes      Stop detainee transfers
            Prohibit defense funds used to transfer detainees to U.S. facilities                      
No       Legalize Immigrants’ Kids
            Give children of illegal parents path to legal status
No       Repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
            Lift ban on openly gay people in military           
No       Limit Campaign Funds
            Requires sponsors of campaign ads to identify themselves
Year                 Candidate                     Vote                                         Campaign Chest

2010                Lynn Jenkins (R)           130,034  63%                          1,471,057
                        Cheryl Hudspeth (D)      66,588  32                                  29,209
                        Robert Garrard (Lib)        9,353    5                            

2008                Lynn Jenkins (R)           155,532  51%                          1,666,239
                        Nancy Boyda (D)          142,013  46                              1,760,726

2008 primary    Lynn Jenkins (R)             34,278  51%
                         Jim Ryun (R)                     32,966  49

                        Lib       Libertarian Party

Population 2010:                      710,047
Change since 2000:                 up 5.6%

Urban:                                      60%
Rural:                                       40

Median Income:                          45,263
Median Home Value:                116,700

Private Employment:                 70%
Government Employment:         24
Self-Employed:                             6
Blue Collar:                              24
White Collar:                            57

Median Age:                             36
Over 65:                                   13%
Under 18:                                 24

High School Graduates:            91%
College Graduates:                   27
Graduate Degree:                     10

Veterans:                                  12%

White:                                      84%
Black:                                         5
Hispanic:                                    6
Asian:                                         1
Native American                        1         

2008 Presidential Vote:
John McCain (R) -                   170,885           55%
Barack Obama (D) -                134,747           43

2004 Presidential Vote:
George W. Bush (R) -            176,764           59%
John Kerry (D) -                      117,924           40

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