Dr. Lynn Stucky was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2016. He is currently serving his first term in office, and he is a member of the Agriculture & Livestock Committee and the Land & Resource Management Committee.
A native of rural Kansas, Lynn was raised on a farm with his five siblings. When he was just 11-years old, his father passed away, forcing Lynn and his older brother to farm grain, raise livestock and quickly learn about survival and economics to support their family.
In spite of the challenges the Stucky family faced, Lynn's mother was adamant that all six of her children go to college. This led Lynn to Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1979, followed by his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1983.
Shortly after graduating, Lynn set out for Texas with little more than the clothes on his back to seek out a place to begin practicing veterinary medicine. He stopped in Denton County, and he never left. In 1986, he bought into veterinary practices in both Denton and Sanger, and in 1997, he opened the Animal Hospital on Milam Road where he still practices today.
Over the course of his 34 years as a veterinarian in Denton County, Lynn has cared for the animals of over 9,000 of his friends and neighbors. He is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, a lifetime member of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, a former member of the Denton County Animal Advisory Board and the Bayer Animal Health International Advisory Board, and he is a long-time veterinary volunteer for PRCA rodeo events.
In addition to his work in the veterinary profession, Lynn has distinguished himself as a public servant and a community leader. He served for 15 years on the Sanger ISD Board of Trustees, including 4 years as president. Lynn has also served in a variety of other capacities. He is a graduate of Leadership Denton, served on the Board of Directors of the Sanger Chamber of Commerce for six years, is a long-time member of the Denton Chamber of Commerce, and since 2002 has served on the Board of Directors of the Kanakuk Institute, a graduate discipleship program for young men and women to intensively study scripture. In 2003 and 2007, he was named "Citizen of the Year" by the Sanger Chamber of Commerce.
Lynn and his wife, Lori, a former teacher and coach in Denton ISD, have been married for 30 years. They are the proud parents of three grown children, all of whom graduated from Denton County public schools. Evan, 26, is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and recently celebrated his two-year wedding anniversary to Courtney. Lyndi, 24, and Malori, 22, are both graduates of Kansas State University.
The Stucky Family are members of the Denton Bible Church.