|34th Treasurer of Mississippi|
|Assumed office |
January 5, 2012
|Preceded by||Tate Reeves|
|Born||October 5, 1961|
Holly Springs, Mississippi, U.S.
|Education||University 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. On March 14, 2018, Fitch announced that she would be a candidate for Attorney General of Mississippi in 2019. She will facing State Representative Mark Baker from Brandon, and Andy Taggert, former Chief of Staff to Governor Kirk Fordice and former Madison County Supervisor.
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. 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.
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.
Fitch defeated state Senator Lee Yancey in a runoff election for the Republican nomination on August 23, 2011. She went on to defeat Democrat Connie Moran in the November 8, 2011 general election with 59 percent of the vote.
|Mississippi Treasurer Republican Primary Election, 2011|
|Mississippi Treasurer Republican Primary Runoff Election, 2011|
|Mississippi Treasurer Election, 2011|
|Mississippi Treasurer Republican Primary Election, 2015|
|Republican||Lynn Fitch (inc.)||154,492||57.67|
|Mississippi Treasurer Election, 2015|
|Republican||Lynn Fitch (inc.)||511,465||79.24|
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- "Lynn Fitch to run for attorney general". The Clarion Ledger. Retrieved 2018-07-07.
- "[Dish] Lynn Fitch - Cover Stories - Jackson Free Press: Jackson, Mississippi". Jackson Free Press. Retrieved 2012-01-11.
- Associated Press. "Fitch defeats Yancey in GOP treasurer runoff » State News". Leader Call. Retrieved 2012-01-11.
- "Official Tabulation of Vote for State Office of Treasurer" (PDF). www.sos.ms.gov. Mississippi Secretary of State. Retrieved 2012-01-10.
| Treasurer of Mississippi