Lynn Fitch was elected Mississippi Attorney General in November 2019. She is the first woman elected Attorney General in Mississippi’s history and the first Republican elected to the Attorney General’s office since 1878.
Raised in Holly Springs, Mississippi, Lynn earned both a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Juris Doctorate at the University of Mississippi. At 23, Lynn began practicing law as a Special Assistant Attorney General and was later in private practice as a bond lawyer.
In 2009, Lynn was selected by Governor Barbour to serve as Executive Director of the Mississippi State Personnel Board. Prior to MSPB, Lynn served as Deputy Executive Director at the Mississippi Department of Employment Security and as Counsel for the Mississippi House of Representatives Ways and Means and Local and Private Legislation Committees.
After being elected as Mississippi’s 54th state Treasurer in 2011, she has been active in the National Association of State Treasurers and the State Financial Officers Foundation, where she has held multiple leadership positions.
She was selected as Outstanding Woman Lawyer of 2012, recognized as a Woman Trailblazer by the Mississippi Bar Association, honored as a Mississippi Business Journal Leader in Finance 2016, and named a 2015 Honoree of the Women in Government Leadership Program by Governing Magazine.
In 2017, Lynn was named one of Mississippi’s Top 50 Most Influential and was honored with the prestigious Susie Blue Buchanan award by the Mississippi Bar Association’s Women in the Profession Committee.
Lynn and her family are active members of Madison United Methodist Church. She has also served on the Boards for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Goodwill Industries, and the Red Cross.