Lynn Fitch

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Lynn Fitch
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54th Mississippi State Treasurer
Taking office
January 5, 2012
Governor Phil Bryant
Succeeding Tate Reeves
Personal details
Born (1961-10-05) October 5, 1961 (age 52)
Holly Springs, Mississippi
Political party Republican
Residence Madison, Mississippi

Lynn Fitch (born October 5, 1961) is 54th State Treasurer of Mississippi. She was sworn in on January 5, 2012. She has the distinction of being the first Republican woman to hold that position.[1]

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 and one son. She currently lives in Madison, Mississippi.[2]

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.[2]

2011 election[edit]

Fitch defeated state Senator Lee Yancey in a runoff election for the Republican nomination on August 23, 2011.[3] She went on to defeat Democrat Connie Moran in the November 8, 2011 general election with 59 percent of the vote.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mississippi Treasurer Lynn Fitch". Treasury.state.ms.us. 2012-01-05. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  2. ^ a b "[Dish] Lynn Fitch - Cover Stories - Jackson Free Press: Jackson, Mississippi". Jackson Free Press. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  3. ^ Associated Press. "Fitch defeats Yancey in GOP treasurer runoff » State News". Leader Call. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  4. ^ "Official Tabulation of Vote for State Office of Treasurer". www.sos.ms.gov. Mississippi Secretary of State. Retrieved 2012-01-10.