Former state Rep. Jan Pauls has died at the age of 64.
The Elliott Mortuary says Pauls, of Hutchinson, died Wednesday at St. Francis Select Specialty Hospital. A cause of death was not immediately available.
Pauls, a former judge and attorney, served in the Kansas Legislature beginning in 1991. She represented the 102nd district as a Democrat until switching to the Republican party in 2014 to advocate for conservative social issues.
Pauls lost her bid for re-election last November to Democrat Patsy Terrell, who died last month near the end of her first legislative session.
Funeral arrangements for Pauls are pending.