Kansas 2nd District Congressman Jake LaTurner says he will not seek re-election in the fall.

The 36-year-old Republican from Topeka has served in the House of Representatives since 2021. In a statement Thursday, LaTurner said he will not be a candidate in 2024, nor will he seek a political position in state elections in 2026, opting to spend time with family. Laturner and his wife Suzanne have four young children and he stated the busy schedule of running and serving in Congress has taken a toll.

Prior to his election to Congress, LaTurner was previously the Kansas State Treasurer from 2017 to 2021 and was a member of the Kansas Senate from 2013 to 2017.

The second district encompasses less than a quarter of the state and includes Junction City, Emporia, Leavenworth, Topeka and Kansas City, Kansas.

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