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Ken Selzer

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Ken Selzer
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Kansas Insurance Commissioner
In office
January 12, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 2019
PredecessorSandy Praeger (R)
Base salary$86,004
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsNone
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Ken Selzer is the current Republican Kansas Commissioner of Insurance. Selzer was first elected to this position in 2014, and was sworn in January 12, 2015.[1] He succeeded three-term officeholder Sandy Praeger (R).[2]

After securing the Republican nomination for insurance commissioner in a hotly contested primary race, Selzer faced Democrat Dennis Anderson on November 4, 2014, and easily won the open seat with 61.5 percent of the general election vote.

Selzer is CPA and Executive Managing Director for Aon Benfield.[3]

Political career

Kansas Insurance Commissioner (2015-Present)

Selzer was first elected Kansas Commissioner of Insurance in 2014, and took office in January 2015.



See also: Kansas down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Selzer ran for Kansas Insurance Commissioner in 2014. Incumbent Commissioner Sandy Praeger (R) opted not to seek re-election in 2014, leaving the seat open.[3] Selzer won the Republican nomination in a hotly contested primary on August 5, 2014. He defeated Democrat Dennis Anderson in the general election. The general election took place November 4, 2014.


Primary election
Kansas Insurance Commissioner, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKen Selzer 27.1% 64,911
Beverly Gossage 23% 55,306
Clark Shultz 22.7% 54,565
David Powell 16.8% 40,388
John Toplikar 10.3% 24,773
Total Votes 239,943
Election Results via Kansas Secretary of State.
General election
Insurance Commissioner of Kansas, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKen Selzer 61.5% 512,679
     Democratic Dennis Anderson 38.5% 320,862
Total Votes 833,541
Election Results via Kansas Secretary of State.


Selzer's campaign was endorsed by former state budget director Steve Anderson.[2]

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Contact information

Kansas Insurance Department
420 SW 9th Street
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1678

Phone: 785-296-3071
Toll-free: 800-432-2484 (in Kansas only)
Fax: 785-296-7805

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Political offices
Preceded by
Sandy Praeger (R)
Kansas Commissioner of Insurance
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