KS' LaTurner will not seek another term

Jake LaTurner

(MSC News)--United States Congressman Jake LaTurner, representing the 2nd District of Kansas, will not seek reelection.

The announcement of the Kansas Republican's decision came in a statement released Thursday, with LaTurner saying he "will proudly serve the remainder of the 118th Congress, but after much prayer and consideration," will not seek reelection this fall.

LaTurner says the "busy schedule of serving in and running for Congress has taken a toll," but calls his time in the United States House of Representatives "the professional honor of" his life. However, he explains that now is the time to pursue other opportunities, and to spend more time with his family, including wife, Suzanne, and their four children.

Saying that is has become, what he calls "fashionable for some to fear for the future of this country," LaTurner remains "optimistic about the future of this country,” in part because he says “ the vast majority of people I have served with are good and trying to do the right thing."

LaTurner, who calls it a pleasure to serve Kansans since the beginning of his career, was 24-years-old when first sworn into the the Kansas Senate, and became the youngest statewide elected official in the nation when appointed as State Treasurer.

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