Lynn Fitch

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Lynn Fitch
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34th Treasurer of Mississippi
Assumed office
January 5, 2012
GovernorPhil Bryant
Preceded byTate Reeves
Personal details
Born (1961-10-05) October 5, 1961 (age 57)
Holly Springs, Mississippi, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationUniversity of Mississippi,
Oxford
(BA, JD)

Lynn Fitch (born October 5, 1961) is an American attorney and politician who is the 34th State Treasurer of Mississippi, serving since 2012. She is the first Republican woman to hold that position.[1] On March 14, 2018, Fitch announced that she would be a candidate for Attorney General of Mississippi in 2019.[2] She will facing State Representative Mark Baker from Brandon, and former Chief of Staff to Governor Kirk Fordice and former Madison County Supervisor Andy Taggert.

Personal life[edit]

Fitch is a native of Marshall County, Mississippi, and grew up in Holly Springs, Mississippi. She attended University of Mississippi where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration as well as her Juris Doctor, in five years.[1] Fitch has two daughters, Mackenzie and Marye Will, and one son, JT Mitchell, who currently plays football at Sewanee: The University of the South. She currently lives in Ridgeland, Mississippi.[3]

Professional life[edit]

Fitch has been a bond lawyer, worked for the Mississippi House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee as counsel, and as a special assistant attorney general with the Mississippi Attorney General's office. In 2009, Fitch was named the executive director of the Mississippi State Personnel Board by Governor Haley Barbour.[3]

2011 election[edit]

Fitch defeated state Senator Lee Yancey in a runoff election for the Republican nomination on August 23, 2011.[4] She went on to defeat Democrat Connie Moran in the November 8, 2011 general election with 59 percent of the vote.[5]

Electoral history[edit]

Mississippi Treasurer Republican Primary Election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lynn Fitch 104,287 37.65
Republican Lee Yancey 92,653 33.45
Republican Lucien Smith 80,054 28.90
Mississippi Treasurer Republican Primary Runoff Election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lynn Fitch 82,930 53.16
Republican Lee Yancey 73,076 46.84
Mississippi Treasurer Election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lynn Fitch 513,132 58.79
Democratic Connie Moran 333,267 38.18
Reform Shawn O'Hara 26,421 3.03
Mississippi Treasurer Republican Primary Election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lynn Fitch (inc.) 154,492 57.67
Republican David McRae 113,411 42.33
Mississippi Treasurer Election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lynn Fitch (inc.) 511,465 79.24
Reform Viola McFarland 134,014 20.76

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mississippi Treasurer Lynn Fitch". Treasury.state.ms.us. 2012-01-05. Archived from the original on 2012-01-11. Retrieved 2012-01-11.
  2. ^ "Lynn Fitch to run for attorney general". The Clarion Ledger. Retrieved 2018-07-07.
  3. ^ a b "[Dish] Lynn Fitch - Cover Stories - Jackson Free Press: Jackson, Mississippi". Jackson Free Press. Retrieved 2012-01-11.
  4. ^ Associated Press. "Fitch defeats Yancey in GOP treasurer runoff » State News". Leader Call. Retrieved 2012-01-11.
  5. ^ "Official Tabulation of Vote for State Office of Treasurer" (PDF). www.sos.ms.gov. Mississippi Secretary of State. Retrieved 2012-01-10.
Political offices
Preceded by
Tate Reeves
Treasurer of Mississippi
2012–present
Incumbent