Richard Ellis

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Richard Ellis
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Utah Treasurer
In office
January 5, 2009 - Present
Term ends
Years in position 6
PredecessorEd Alter (R)
Base salary$104,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$89,934
Term limitsNone
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University
Master'sUniversity of Utah (1990)
Place of birthKlamath Falls, OR
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Richard Ellis is the current Utah Treasurer. He was first elected in 2008 and assumed office on January 5, 2009.[1] He was recently re-elected on November 6, 2012.


Ellis was born and raised in Klamath Falls, Oregon. He earned a B.S. in business administration from Brigham Young University, an M.B.A. from the University of Utah, and has over 25 years experience in public finance. Before his election, Ellis served for nine years as the Chief Deputy State Treasurer and three years as the Director of the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget and the Executive Director of the Department of Administrative Services. He has also worked as an investment banker with Dougherty, Dawkins, Strand & Bigelow and as the assistant treasurer with the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District. Ellis currently serves as an adjunct instructor of cash management and investments at his undergraduate alma mater's Maricott School of Business.[1]


  • B.S., Business administration, Brigham Young University
  • M.B.A., University of Utah

Political career

Utah Treasurer (2009-present)

Ellis was first elected to the statewide office of Utah State Treasurer in 2008. He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.



See also: Utah down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Ellis sought re-election in 2012. He was unopposed in the June 26 Republican primary. Stout defeated Democrat Christopher Stout and Libertarian Vincent Marcus in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Utah Treasurer General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Christopher Stout 28.1% 247,277
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Ellis Incumbent 66.9% 589,045
     Libertarian Vincent Marcus 5% 44,257
Total Votes 880,579
Election Results via Utah Lieutenant Governor (dead link).


On November 4, 2008, Richard K. Ellis won election to the office of Utah Treasurer. He defeated Dick Clark in the general election.

Utah Treasurer, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard K. Ellis 66.7% 604,091
     Democratic Dick Clark 33.3% 302,247
Total Votes 906,338
Election Results Via:

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ellis is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Ellis raised a total of $89,934 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 9, 2013.[3]

Richard Ellis's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah Treasurer Won $18,375
2010 Utah Treasurer Not up for election $500
2008 Utah Treasurer Won $71,059
Grand Total Raised $89,934


Ellis won re-election to the position of Utah Treasurer in 2012. During that election cycle, Ellis raised a total of $18,375.


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Ellis and his wife, Joyce, have lived in West Jordan, UT for more than 20 years and have six sons.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ed Alter (R)
Utah Treasurer
Succeeded by