Andover legislator nominated to be state securities commissioner

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.

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.