State Rep. Aaron Jack, R-Andover, has been nominated to be the state's securities commissioner, Gov.-elect Sam Brownback announced today.
Jack, president of Wichita-based Heritage Consulting, was elected to the state House in 2009.
In a statement, Brownback called him "a strong advocate for a pro-growth agenda to grow the Kansas economy” and said the securities marketplace “is the very point upon which our plan to grow the state’s economy will intersect with entre-preneurs and investors."
He said Jack has a wide range of experience in investment and securities management.
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The securities commissioner is responsible for protecting and informing Kansas inves-tors, promoting integrity and full disclosure by issuers and securities professionals, investigating and prosecuting fraud and fostering capital formation.
Jack's appointment must be confirmed by the state Senate.