Russ Jennings is dead, at 66 after bout with cancer- Cause of death

Russ Jennings fought for Western Kansas every day in the Legislature. I enjoyed learning from him while serving together on the House Judiciary Committee. His voice will definitely be missed in Topeka. Rest easy, sir. #ksleg

It has been an honor serving alongside Rep. Russ Jennings. Before I knew him as a member of the #ksleg, I knew him as Julie and Jodie’s proud father. This is a painful loss for Kansas. Cancer sucks.

Republican State Representative Lars Jennings, one of the last leading moderates in the Kansas House of Representatives, died on Wednesday morning after battling cancer. He is 66 years old.Speaker of the House of Representatives Ron Rickman Jr. announced the death of Jennings earlier this afternoon.

Rickman said in a statement: “In the past few months, he has been working hard to receive treatment and hug his family every minute.””Every time we talk after treatment, he is motivated and inspired to fight this, enjoy life and complete his tenure. But God has other plans.”Jennings runs for House Speaker against Rickman

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