A Republican state senator from Pittsburg will become the next treasurer for Kansas.
Gov. Sam Brownback appointed Jake LaTurner on Tuesday to serve the rest of Ron Estes’ term now that Estes is headed to Congress.
The governor says LaTurner, now 29, became the youngest sitting member of the Kansas Legislature when he was elected five years ago to represent Senate District 13 in the southeast corner of the state.
Before that, LaTurner worked for Republican Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins. He said at a press briefing Tuesday that politics is the family business.