Kansas congresswoman Jenkins keeps CPA title despite lapsed permit
Kansas regulators have allowed U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins to continue tagging congressional and campaign materials with a CPA label although her state permit to work as a certified public accountant expired nearly two years ago.
The arrangement was approved by the Kansas Board of Accountancy in 2011 before Jenkins’ permit to practice as a CPA expired in 2012.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the executive director of the state Board of Accountancy declined the newspaper’s interview requests.
Jenkins’ congressional office said she doesn’t engage in CPA duties. Jenkins’ spokesman Tom Brandt says guidelines of the U.S. House regarding taxpayer-funded mailings enabled official stationary to include information about a member’s professional license. He says Jenkins’ professional experience as an accountant applies directly to her responsibilities in Congress.
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