Kentucky State Treasurer
|Office website:||Official Link|
|2013 FY Budget:||$3,144,700|
|Term limits:||2 consecutive terms|
|Length of term:||4 years|
|Authority:||Kentucky Constitution, Executive Department Article, Section 91|
|Assumed office:||January 2008|
|Next election:||November 2015|
|Last election:||November 8, 2011|
|Other Kentucky Executive Offices|
|Governor • Lieutenant Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General • Treasurer • Auditor • Commissioner of Education • Agriculture Commissioner • Insurance Commissioner • Natural Resources Commissioner • Labor Cabinet Secretary • Public Service Commission|
- 1 Current officeholder
- 2 Authority
- 3 Qualifications
- 4 Elections
- 5 Vacancies
- 6 Duties
- 7 Divisions
- 8 State budget
- 9 Compensation
- 10 Historical officeholders
- 11 Recent news
- 12 Contact Information
- 13 See also
- 14 External links
- 15 References
The office of state treasurer is established in the Executive Department Article of the Kentucky Constitution.
|A Treasurer, Auditor of Public Accounts, Commissioner of Agriculture, Labor and Statistics, Secretary of State, and Attorney-General, shall be elected by the qualified voters of the State at the same time the Governor and Lieutenant Governor are elected, for the term of four years...|
Executive Department Article, Section 91 of the Kentucky Constitution establishes the qualifications of the office:
|...each of whom shall be at least thirty years of age at the time of his election, and shall have been a resident citizen of the State at least two years next before his election.|
- at least 30 years old at time of election
- resident of Kentucky for at least two years
Up until 1851, the governor appointed the treasurer with the advice and consent of the Kentucky State Legislature. The 1850 Constitution made the treasurer an elected office serving a two-year term. In 1891, this was extended to four years.
For the state of Kentucky, treasurer election years include 2019, 2023, 2027 and 2031. According to state law, the inauguration always takes place the first Monday in January following their election.
- See also: Kentucky Treasurer election, 2015
There is a regularly scheduled election for auditor in 2015. Todd Hollenbach (D) is ineligible for re-election due to term limits. The primary election is scheduled for May 19, 2015, and the general election is scheduled for November 3, 2015.
Kentucky state treasurers are limited to serving two four-year terms.
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The treasurer's duties include:
- Act as head of the treasury KRS 041.020
- Create and manage the state's depository KRS 041-070
- Make record of all monies due and payable to the state KRS 041-100
- Process warrants from the Finance and Administration Cabinet KRS 041-150
- Make payments on behalf of the state KRS 041-160
- Make an annual report KRS 041-340
The Treasury Department is divided into three main divisions - General Administration & Support, Disbursements and Accounting, and Unclaimed Property.
Division of General Administration & Support
|Contact General Administration & Support|
Division of Disbursements & Accounting
|Contact Disbursements & Accounting|
Division of Unclaimed Property
- The Division of Unclaimed Property works to find taxpayers who are owed money from the unclaimed property fund. This usually consists of payroll checks, unclaimed safety deposit boxes and vendor checks.
|Contact Unclaimed Property|
- See also: Kentucky state budget and finances
The Treasury's budget for fiscal year 2013 was $3,144,700 .
- See also: Compensation of state executive officers
From 1792 to 1992, there were 33 Kentucky State Treasurers. Three of them served more than one non-consecutive term. The constitutional prohibition against succeeding oneself was eliminated in 1992 in exchange for a two term limit.
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|#||Name||Took office||Left office||Party|
|3||John P. Thomas||1808||1818|
|6||Richard Curd Wintersmith||1849||1857|
|7||James William Garrard||1847||1865|
|9||James William Tate||1867||1888|
|10||Steven G. Sharpe||1888||1890|
|11||Henry S. Hale||1890||1895|
|12||George W. Long||1896||1900||Republican|
|13||Walter R. Day||1900||Unseated||Republican|
|14||Samuel Wilbur Hager||1900||1904||Democratic|
|15||Henry M. Bosworth||1904||1908|
|17||Thomas S. Rhea||1912||1916|
|19||James A. Wallace||1920||1924|
|20||Edward Blan Dishman||1924||1928|
|21||Emma Guy Cromwell||1928||1932|
|23||John E. Buckingham||1936||1940|
|25||Thomas W. Vinson||1944||1948|
|27||Pearl Frances Runyon||1949||1956|
|30||Emerson "Doc" Beauchamp||1964||1968|
|32||Drexell R. "Drex" Davis||1972||1976|
|33||Frances Jones Mills||1976||1980||Democrat|
|34||Drexell R. "Drex" Davis||1980||1984|
|35||Frances Jones Mills||1984||1988||Democrat|
|37||Frances Jones Mills||1992||1996||Democrat|
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Kentucky State Treasurer's Office
1050 US Highway 127 South, Suite 100
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Phone: (502) 564-4722
Fax: (502) 564-6545
- Kentucky Treasury, "200 Years of the Kentucky Treasury 1792-1992," 1992
- 2012-2014 Budget of the Commonwealth, "Operating Budget Volume I (Full Version)," 40," accessed June27, 2013
- Council of State Governments, "SELECTED STATE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS: ANNUAL SALARIES," accessed November 24, 2014
- The Council of State Governments, "Book of the States 2013, Table 4.11," accessed February 2, 2014