Lundin served as a member of the Illinois State Senate from 1894–1898. He was later selected to serve as an alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention from Illinois in 1904. In 1908 Lundin was elected as a Republican Congressman to the 61st United States Congress from Illinois' 7th congressional district, a Chicago seat. He was a one-term congressman from March 4, 1909 until March 4, 1911 and was defeated for reelection in 1910. He resumed manufacturing interests and became involved as a Republican party political boss in Chicago.