The Kansas executive branch exists to uphold the laws enacted by the legislative branch. This branch consists of six elected statewide officers including the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, State Treasurer and Insurance Commissioner.
The Kansas Supreme Court heads the Kansas judicial branch, which includes the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals and the state’s district courts. These courts uphold the rights of individuals and businesses, and they decide cases by applying the Kansas Constitution, laws passed by the Legislature and case law.
The Kansas legislative branch of government is responsible for making and maintaining laws. Members of both the Kansas House of Representatives and Senate are elected in by the voters of Kansas.