|Office website:||Official Link|
|2012 FY Budget:||$19,865,615|
|Length of term:||4 years|
|Assumed office:||January 10, 2011|
|Next election:||November 6, 2018|
|Last election:||November 4, 2014|
|Other Kansas Executive Offices|
|Governor • Lieutenant Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General • Treasurer • Commissioner of Education • Agriculture Secretary • Insurance Commissioner • Wildlife and Parks Secretary • Labor Secretary • Corporation Commission|
Originally, the state treasurer of Kansas was a constitutional office. In 1979, however, the office became statutorily defined following a constitutional amendment. The transition is laid out in Chapter 25, Article 1 of the Kansas Code.
Article 1, Section 1b:
|At the general election held in 1978 and each four (4) years thereafter, there shall be elected a treasurer for the state of Kansas,...|
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As with Kansas' other executive officers, the state treasurer is elected to serve for a term of four years of length, which runs concurrently with the term of the governor. The election is held in November and the statewide official takes office the following January.
|Treasurer of Kansas, 2014|
|Republican||Ron Estes Incumbent||67.5%||570,110|
|Election Results via Kansas Secretary of State.|
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The office is separated into five areas, administration, bond services, cash management, Kansas learning quest and unclaimed property. The administration department cover the overall working of the office, the bond department issues money to schools or cities that have bonds, the cash department keeps track of allocated money and invests it as needed. Unclaimed property tracks down owners or heirs and the learning quest department provides funds for higher education to students in need.
- Treasurer/Assistant Treasurer Laws
- Agricultural Production Loan Deposit Program Rules and Regs
- Bond Services Division Laws
- Cash Management Division Laws
- Kansas Learning Quest Rules, Regs, and Laws
- State's Money Handling Laws
- Unclaimed Property Rules, Regs, and Laws
- Housing Loan Program Rules and Reg
- See also: Kansas state budget and finances
The State Treasurer's budget for fiscal year 2012 was $19,865,615.
- See also: Compensation of state executive officers
In 2011, the Treasurer earned a salary of $86,003.
There have been 39 Kansas Treasurers since 1859. Of the 39 officeholders, 32 were Republican, 5 were Democrat and 2 were Populist.
|List of Former Officeholders from 1859-Present|
|2||Hartwin Rush Dutton||1861-1863||Republican|
|6||Josiah E. Hayes||1871-1874||Republican|
|9||Samuel T. Howe||1883-1887||Republican|
|10||James William Hamilton||1887-1890||Republican|
|12||Solomon G. Stover||1891-1893||Republican|
|13||William H. Biddle||1893-1895||Populist|
|14||Otis L. Atherton||1895-1897||Republican|
|28||Elmer T. Beck||1945-1947||Republican|
|32||Tom Van Sickle||1973-1975||Republican|
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Kansas State Treasurer's Office
900 SW Jackson, Suite 201
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1235
- Kansas State Treasurer.com, "About us," accessed May 21, 2012
- Kansas Treasurer, "Ron Estes," accessed December 17, 2012
- Kansas Statutes, "Chapter 25, Article 1, Section 1b," accessed August 3, 2013
- Kansas Legislature, "State Code Chapter 25 Article 40. - ELECTION AND TERMS OF STATE OFFICERS," accessed December 17, 2012
- The Governor's State of Kansas Budget Report, "Volume 2 Fiscal Year 2014," 137," accessed June27, 2013
- Council of State Governments, "SELECTED STATE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS: ANNUAL SALARIES," accessed November 14, 2014
- The Council of State Governments, "Book of the States 2013, Table 4.11," accessed February 2, 2014
- The Council of State Governments, "Book of States 2011- Table 4.11," accessed February 2, 2012 (dead link)
- Kansas State Treasurer, "History of the Kansas State Treasurer," accessed July 29, 2013