KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said Thursday that she will appoint Lt. Gov. Lynn Rogers to be the next state treasurer.
Rogers will be sworn in to the position on Jan. 2.
He will replace State Treasurer Jake LaTurner, who will vacate the seat after winning election to the House of Representatives in November.
“It is an honor to accept the position of Kansas State Treasurer,” Rogers said in a news release. “I spent my entire career in banking and bring to this position more than 40 years of experience working in all aspects of the industry.”
The state treasurer oversees the state’s revenue and finances and directs the investment of state assets. Kelly said Rogers is “uniquely qualified” to serve in the position.
“He has over 40 years of experience as a banker — both in urban and rural areas alike,” Kelly said in the release. “I’m grateful for his service in my administration, and I have no doubt he will keep doing great things for the people of Kansas in his new role.”
Kelly said she will announce her pick to fill the lieutenant governor vacancy next week.