|Office website:||Official Link|
|2013 FY Budget:||$2,871,800|
|Length of term:||4 years|
|Authority:||Utah Constitution, Article VII, Section 1|
|Assumed office:||January 5, 2009|
|Next election:||November 8, 2016|
|Last election:||November 6, 2012|
|Other Utah Executive Offices|
|Governor • Lieutenant Governor • Attorney General •Treasurer • Auditor • Superintendent of Education • Agriculture Commissioner • Insurance Commissioner • Natural Resources Commissioner • Labor Commissioner • Public Service Commission|
The current officeholder is Richard Ellis.
Article VII, Section 1:
|The elective constitutional officers of the Executive Department shall consist of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State Auditor, State Treasurer, and Attorney General...|
Article VII, Section 3 of the Utah Constitution establishes the qualifications of the office:
- a qualified elector
- a resident of Utah for five years next preceding election
- at least 25 years old
...every four years at the time and place of voting for members of the Legislature. The candidates respectively having the highest number of votes cast for the office voted for shall be elected. If two or more candidates have an equal and the highest number of votes for any one of the offices, the two houses of the Legislature at its next session shall elect by joint ballot one of those candidates for that office.
- Per Article VII, Section 1, the newly elected treasurer takes office beginning on the first Monday of January next after their election.
To view the electoral history dating back to 2000 for the office of Utah Treasurer, Click [show] to expand the section.
In the event of a vacancy in the office of attorney general, treasurer, auditor, or superintendent of public instruction, Article VII, Section 10 of the state constitution allows the governor to fill the vacancy by appointment. The appointee must be from the same political party as the removed officer, and shall hold the office until a successor is elected and qualified.
The treasurer is responsible for the state's collection, concentration, disbursement and investment processes. The office administers the Public Treasurers’ Investment Fund, which provides daily liquidity to state agencies and over 700 local government entities throughout Utah, and several long-term investment funds and a portfolio of statutorily required government escrow accounts and letters of credit.
The specific duties of the treasurer are outlined in Title 67, Chapter 4, Section 1 of the Utah code:
- receive and maintain custody of all state funds;
- unless otherwise provided by law, invest all funds delivered into the state treasurer's custody according to the procedures and requirements of Title 51, Chapter 7, State Money Management Act;
- pay warrants drawn by the Division of Finance as they are presented;
- return each redeemed warrant to the Division of Finance for purposes of reconciliation, post-audit, and verification;
- ensure that state warrants not presented to the state treasurer for payment within one year from the date of issue, or a shorter period if required by federal regulation or contract, are canceled and credited to the proper fund;
- account for all moneys received and disbursed;
- keep separate account of the different funds;
- keep safe all bonds, warrants, and securities delivered into his custody;
- at the request of either house of the Legislature, or of any legislative committee, give information in writing as to the condition of the treasury, or upon any subject relating to the duties of his office;
- keep the books open at all times for the inspection by the governor, the state auditor, or any member of the Legislature, or any committee appointed to examine them by either house of the Legislature;
- authenticate and validate documents when necessary;
- adopt a seal and file a description and an impression of it with the Division of Archives; and
- discharge the duties of a member of all official boards of which he is or may be made a member by the Constitution or laws of Utah.
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The budget for the State Treasurer's office in Fiscal Year 2013 was $2,871,800.
- See also: Compensation of state executive officers
There have been 24 treasurers of Utah since 1896.
|List of Former Officeholders from 1896-Present|
|1||James Chipman||1896 - 1901|
|2||John DeGrey Dixon||1901 - 1905|
|3||James Christiansen||1905 - 1909|
|4||David Mattson||1909 - 1913|
|5||Jesse D. Jewkes||1913 - 1917|
|6||Daniel O. Larson||1917 - 1921|
|7||William D. Sutton||1921 - 1925|
|8||John Walker||1925 - 1929|
|9||A. Edsel Christensen||1929 - 1934|
|10||Enos Hoge||1934 - 1934|
|11||Joseph Ririe||1934 - 1937|
|12||Reese M. Reese||1937 - 1941|
|13||Oliver G. Ellis||1941 - 1945|
|14||Reese M. Reese||1945 - 1949|
|15||Ferrell H. Adams||1949 - 1953|
|16||Sid Lambourne||1953 - 1957|
|17||Sherman J. Preece||1957 – 1961|
|18||Sharp M. Larsen||1961 - 1965|
|19||Linn C. Baker||1965 - 1969|
|20||Golden L. Allen||1969 - 1973|
|21||David L. Duncan||1973 - 1977|
|22||Linn C. Baker||1977 - 1981|
|23||Edward T. Alter||1981 – 2009||Republican|
|24||Richard Ellis||2009 - present||Republican|
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Utah State Treasurer's Office
350 N. State Street, Suite 180
P.O. Box 142315
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-2315
Phone: (801) 538-1042
Fax: (801) 538-1465
- Governor: Gary Herbert (R)
- Lieutenant Governor: Spencer Cox (R)
- Attorney General: Brian Tarbet (R)
- Auditor of State: John Dougall (R)
- Commissioner of Agriculture and Food: LuAnn Adams
- Treasurer of State: Richard Ellis (R)
- Utah.gov, "About the Utah state treasurer," accessed October 28, 2011
- Utah.gov, "About the office," accessed October 28, 2011
- Lexis/com, "Utah Code Ann. § 67-4-1," accessed October 28, 2011
- Governor's Office of Planning and Budget, "2013 Budget Summary – Tables," accessed April 6, 2013
- Council of State Governments, "SELECTED STATE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS: ANNUAL SALARIES," January 29, 2014
- Utah State Treasurer, " About Us," accessed January 14, 2014