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LaTurner Appointed as Kansas Treasurer

 State Sen. Jake LaTurner was announced Tuesday as Gov. Sam Brownback's pick to succeed Ron Estes as state treasurer. LaTurner, of Pittsburg, has served in the Kansas Senate since 2013. At left is his wife, Suzanne. (photo credit: Jim McLean/Kansas News Service)

Governor Sam Brownback has named Republican State Senator Jake LaTurner, from Pittsburg, to be Kansas’s state treasurer, replacing Ron Estes, who’s bound for Congress as the new 4th district representative. The 29-year-old LaTurner says the appointment ends any plans he had been making to run for the 2nd District congressional seat with Lynn Jenkins retiring. 

Ron Estes is expected to resign as treasurer next week, once a state board certifies his win. Estes defeated Democrat James Thompson in a surprisingly close special election for the seat vacated by Republican Mike Pompeo, who left to become director of the CIA. 

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