She said she is excited to get started, and hopes to hit the ground running when she is sworn in this January.
Jenkins hopes her experience as a C.P.A. and as state treasurer will serve her well as the country faces key financial issues.
She does not support a government bailout of the automobile industry, and is wary of another stimulus program.
She has been leaning on fellow Kansas politicians for support, and recognizes she will need to work across the aisle to get things done in Congress.