TOPEKA - On May 25, State Treasurer Jake LaTurner filed for a full four-year term. LaTurner, 30, is the youngest statewide official in the nation and has been in his current role of Treasurer for over a year.
“It has been my honor to serve Kansans as Treasurer,” said LaTurner. “I will continue to work hard every single day to build upon our record of success.”
LaTurner has worked diligently to accomplish goals that he made for the office. Over the last year he has returned more unclaimed property than ever before ($24.6 million), successfully sued the Federal Government, and the Kansas Learning Quest 529 education savings program has been ranked as top five in the nation by Forbes. He also improved the customer experience by implementing a user as well as mobile friendly website and claims process.
All of these things were accomplished while LaTurner reduced the staff as well as the budget in the process, saving taxpayer money.
To better represent the state and people of Kansas, State Treasurer LaTurner has visited all 105 counties.
“Kansans are smart, hardworking and caring people, and I got to experience it up close. Their drive will always be a great example for me to continue working to improve this office for Kansans,” said LaTurner.