Caryn Tyson

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Caryn Tyson
Member of the Kansas Senate
from the 12th district
Assumed office
January 14, 2013
Preceded byPat Apple
Member of the Kansas House of Representatives
from the 4th district
In office
January 10, 2011 – January 14, 2013
Preceded byShirley Palmer
Succeeded byMarty Read
Personal details
Born (1963-02-15) February 15, 1963 (age 56)
Political partyRepublican
Alma materUniversity of Kansas
St. Mary of the Plains
Kansas State University
ProfessionSoftware engineer
Websitevotetyson.org

Caryn Tyson (born February 15, 1963) is a Republican member of the Kansas Senate, representing the 12th District since 2013. She succeeded Republican Senator Pat Apple, who chose to run in the newly redistricted 37th District, winning that seat. She was previously a member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 4 from 2011 to 2013.[1] Tyson is a fifth generation Kansan from Parker, Kansas.[2] She earned two Bachelor of Science degrees (Mathematics and Computer Science) from Kansas State University before completing a Master of Science in Engineering Management from the University of Kansas. Before her time in the public sphere, she worked in the IT field for over 24 years.[3] Her work included space shuttle support for NASA.[4]

Tyson was a Republican candidate for Kansas's 2nd congressional district.[5] In a crowded field, she finished a close second to the eventual general election winner, Steve Watkins.

Kansas Senate[edit]

Tyson is a Republican member of the Kansas Senate, where she has represented the 12th District since 2013. As a member of the Kansas Senate, Tyson served on a number of committees. She served as the Chair of the Assessment and Taxation Committee.[6]

Committee Membership[edit]

  • Assessment and Taxation (Chair)[7]
  • Federal and State Affairs[8]
  • Transportation[9]
  • Ways and Means[10]
  • Education[11]
  • Natural Resources[12]

[edit]

  • SB101 - Amending the protection from abuse act and protection from stalking act to establish the protection[13]
  • SB45 - Authorizing the carrying of concealed handguns without a license under the personal and family protection act[14]
  • SB95 - Creating the Kansas unborn child protection from dismemberment abortion act[15]

Electoral history[edit]

2018 2nd Congressional District Primary[edit]

On August 24th, 2017, Tyson formally announced her campaign for Kansas's 2nd congressional district.[citation needed] Tyson was endorsed by the Kansas Farm Bureau,[16] Kansans for Life,[citation needed] the Susan B. Anthony List,[17] Maggie's List,[18] and the Madison Project.[19]

Republican KS 2018 CD-2 primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Watkins 20,052 26.5
Republican Caryn Tyson 17,749 23.5
Republican Kevin Jones 11,201 14.8
Republican Steve Fitzgerald 9,227 12.2
Republican Dennis Pyle 9,126 12.1
Republican Doug Mays 6,221 8.2
Republican Vernon J. Fields 1,987 2.6
Total votes 75,563 100.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senator Caryn Tyson". Kansas Legislature, 2015-2016 Legislative Sessions. Kansas Legislative Information Systems and Services. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  2. ^ "U.S. House — 2nd District: Caryn Tyson". The Topeka Capital-Journal. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  3. ^ "About Caryn". Caryn Tyson, Kansas Senate District 12. Kansans for Tyson. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  4. ^ "About Caryn". Tyson for Congress. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Kansas State Sen. Tyson Joins 2nd District GOP Race". KCUR. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Senator Caryn Tyson". Kansas Legislature. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Senator Caryn Tyson". Kansas Legislature. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Senator Caryn Tyson". Kansas Legislature. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Senator Caryn Tyson". Kansas Legislature. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Senator Caryn Tyson". Kansas Legislature. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  11. ^ "Senator Caryn Tyson". Kansas Legislature. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  12. ^ "Senator Caryn Tyson". Kansas Legislature. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  13. ^ "H Sub SB101". Kansas Legislature. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  14. ^ "SB 45". Kansas Legislature. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  15. ^ "SB 95". Kansas Legislature. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  16. ^ "Kansas Farm Bureau's VOTE FBF announces endorsements for state and federal races". KFB.org. June 25, 2018. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  17. ^ "Nat'l Pro-life Group Endorses Caryn Tyson for KS-02 Open Seat". Susan B. Anthony List. January 30, 2018. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  18. ^ "Maggie's List Announces 2018 National Endorsements Supporting 49 Women Candidates Running for US Congress and Statewide Executive Office". Maggie's List. May 2, 2018. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  19. ^ "The Madison Project Endorses Caryn Tyson in KS-2". Madison Project. July 6, 2018. Retrieved 16 September 2019.

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