Lynn Fitch

Lynn Fitch
34th Treasurer of Mississippi
Assumed office
January 5, 2012
Governor Phil Bryant
Preceded by Tate Reeves
Personal details
Born (1961-10-05) October 5, 1961
Holly Springs, Mississippi, U.S.
Political party Republican
Alma mater University of Mississippi,

Lynn Fitch (born October 5, 1961) is 34th 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

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

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

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]

Electoral history

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


  1. 1 2 "Mississippi Treasurer Lynn Fitch". 2012-01-05. Retrieved 2012-01-11.
  2. 1 2 "[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" (PDF). Mississippi Secretary of State. Retrieved 2012-01-10.
Political offices
Preceded by
Tate Reeves
Treasurer of Mississippi
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