Kansas state treasurer Jake LaTurner announces his candidacy for congress.
Jake LaTurner officially started his campaign for Congress in Kansas’ second district.
LaTurner grew up in Galena, went to PSU, and currently lives in Topeka.
He’s represented Southeast Kansas in the state sentate, and now as the state treasurer.
LaTurner will be running as a conservative with a platform “Contract with Congress.”
He supports term limits for lawmakers, balancing the budget without raising taxes, and reforming the immigration system.
And, he believes his accomplishments will make him a good candidate for Congress.
“I have an A+ from the NRA. I won the Pro Life Hero Award from Kansas For Life, fought to reform the property tax system in Kansas, and that’s the kind of leadership that I’ll take with me to Washington D.C.–a proven track record of not just idly sitting by and watching things go by, but getting in the mix and leading on issues and getting something done,” LaTurner explained.
KANSAS— Kansas State Treasurer, Jake LaTurner, drops his campaign for Senate to run for Congress.
LaTurner announced today he is vying for the Second Congressional District seat, running as a Conservative. He’s challenging Representative Steve Watkins, who narrowly won the race last year.
LaTurner worries that if Watkins gets the GOP nomination, that a Democrat will defeat him. He abandoned the Senate campaign he launched at the beginning of this year.
LaTurner has been state treasurer since April of 2017, and is currently the youngest statewide official in the country.