Jake LaTurner

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Jake LaTurner
Jake LaTurner Congressional ID photo (117th).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 2nd district
Assumed office
January 3, 2021
Preceded bySteve Watkins
40th Treasurer of Kansas
In office
April 25, 2017 – January 2, 2021
GovernorSam Brownback
Jeff Colyer
Laura Kelly
Preceded byRon Estes
Succeeded byLynn Rogers
Member of the Kansas Senate
from the 13th district
In office
January 9, 2013 – April 25, 2017
Preceded byBob Marshall
Succeeded byRichard Hilderbrand
Personal details
Born (1988-02-17) February 17, 1988 (age 33)
Galena, Kansas, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Suzanne Van Gotten (m. 2009)
EducationPittsburg State University (BA)

Jacob LaTurner (born February 17, 1988) is an American politician. He is a member of the United States House of Representatives since 2021. He became the Kansas State Treasurer in 2017.

He is a member of the Republican Party. He was in the Kansas State Senate from 2013 until 2017. When he became state treasurer, LaTurner became the youngest current statewide official in the United States. He was reelected to the job in 2018, becoming the youngest current elected statewide official in the United States.[1][2][3]

LaTurner briefly announced a campaign for the United States Senate in the 2020 election but quickly dropped out. He later decided to run for the United States House of Representatives seat representing Kansas's 2nd congressional district. LaTurner beat incumbent U.S. Representative Steve Watkins in that primary election.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Kansas Governor Appoints Nation's Youngest Statewide Official". The Celock Report. April 18, 2017. Retrieved August 13, 2017.
  2. Brownback picks Pittsburg, Kan., Republican to fill state treasurer post (Kansas City Star article-April 18, 2017)
  3. "Republican LaTurner elected Kansas treasurer". KSNW. 2018-11-07. Retrieved 2019-01-08.