|January 5, 2009 - Present|
|Years in position||5|
|Predecessor||Ed Alter (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 4, 2008|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Bachelor's||Brigham Young University|
|Master's||University of Utah (1990)|
|Place of birth||Klamath Falls, OR|
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.
- B.S., Business administration, Brigham Young University
- M.B.A., University of Utah
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.
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.
|Utah Treasurer General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Richard Ellis Incumbent||66.9%||589,045|
|Election Results via Utah Lieutenant Governor.|
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|
|Republican||Richard K. Ellis||66.7%||604,091|
|Election Results Via: Elections.utah.gov|
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.
|Richard Ellis's Campaign Contribution History|
|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.
|Utah Treasurer 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Richard Ellis's campaign in 2012|
|Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll||$1,500|
|Harris H. Simmons||$1,000|
|Zions Bank Corp||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$18,375|
|Total Votes received in 2012||589,045|
|Cost of each vote received||$0.03|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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|Richard Ellis's Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$55,655|
|Top 5 contributors||Utah Education Association||$7,719|
|Merit Medical Systems||$2,500|
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Zions Bank Corp, and 2 individuals
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Ellis and his wife, Joyce, have lived in West Jordan, UT for more than 20 years and have six sons.
Ed Alter (R)
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