A current, sitting Kansas Representative has been tabbed to be the state’s next Securities Commissioner.

A current, sitting Kansas Representative has been tabbed to be the state’s next Securities Commissioner.

On Tuesday, Kansas Gov.-elect Sam Brownback picked State Rep. Aaron Jack, an Andover Republican, to be his nominee for the post.

Jack, 35, of Wichita, is currently the Representative for the 99th Kansas District and has held the post since being elected in 2009.

In addition, he is also the current President of Heritage Consulting, based out of Wichita.

“The securities marketplace is the very point upon which our plan to grow the state’s economy will intersect with entrepreneurs and investors,” Brownback said. “Rep. Jack’s wide range of experience in investment and securities management gives him the skill set necessary to do this job well.”

In the Kansas House, Jack has served on the House Judiciary, Commerce and Labor, and Health and Human Services committees.

As Securities Commissioner, the post is responsible for protecting and informing Kansas investors, to promote integrity and full disclosure by issuers and securities professionals, to investigate and prosecute fraud and to foster capital formation.

Since 1998, Jack has been involved in the insurance and investment industry. He received his juris doctor from Washburn Law School in 2009 and a masters in business administration from Friends University in 2007.

“I am deeply honored to have this opportunity to serve the people of Kansas in this important regulator function,” Jack said. “Protecting investors is critical. I will work hard to establish and maintain the proper balance between investor protection and capital formation.”

Jack, along with other Brownback appointees, will be subject to Kansas Senate confirmation once the Legislature convenes in January.

Matthew Clark can be reached at matthew.clark@morningsun.net or at 620-231-2600, Ext. 140