(Updated with more comments from the governor, the lieutenant governor as well as possible Republican candidates for the seat and corrects the number of Democratic statewide office holders).
Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday named Lt. Gov. Lynn Rogers as state treasurer, replacing Republican Jake LaTurner who was elected to Congress.
Rogers, 62, moves over to serve as the state's designated fiscal officer and the second Democrat to hold a statewide office.
The treasurer's office, with a budget of about $30 million and 39 employees, oversees . . .