Name: Lynn Jenkins

Age: 47

Political party: Republican

Running for: Kansas’ 2nd Congressional District

Political experience: U.S. Congresswoman 2009-Present; State Treasurer 2003-2009; State Senator 2001-2003; State Representative 1999-2001

Name: Lynn Jenkins
Age: 47
Political party: Republican
Running for: Kansas’ 2nd Congressional District
Political experience: U.S. Congresswoman 2009-Present; State Treasurer 2003-2009; State Senator 2001-2003; State Representative 1999-2001

1. What do you see as the biggest challenges facing Kansas’ Second Congressional District?

During the past two years, I have hosted 57 town halls in the Second Congressional District. The concerns I hear from Kansans are primarily focused on jobs and taxes. Families fear that the runaway Washington spending will burden them with more taxes. They are also concerned that increasing unemployment will further harm our communities.

2. The state of the economy seems to be a big concern to many people in Kansas and nationwide. If elected, what would you do to spur economic and job growth?

We need to provide our businesses with tax and regulatory certainty so they can plan accordingly, and then do what they do best: create jobs. We must also reduce the tax burden, reign in spending, and repeal the government takeover of health care.

3. What are your own legislative priorities?

As a mother and Certified Public Accountant, I am most concerned by the national debt. Reckless spending by Washington politicians is burdening our children with massive unsustainable debt. If we don’t change course quickly, we might literally risk our children’s chance at living the American dream.

4. Do you support the health care reform legislation passed this year by Congress? If not, what would you propose instead?

I voted against the government takeover of health care and believe this costly and damaging scheme should be repealed and replaced. After it is repealed, inter-state pooling, junk lawsuit reform, and tax incentives for small business must be included to address the core issue of health care: the rising cost.

5. Why are you the best candidate for the job?

We need leaders in Congress who are willing to make the tough calls by reducing taxes and cutting government’s size and reach into our everyday lives. While my opponent supported Obamacare, corporate bailouts, and the wasteful stimulus, I pledge to cut spending and to be your voice and advocate in Congress.