Ron Estes

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Ron Estes
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Kansas State Treasurer
In office
January 10, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 2019
Years in position 4
PredecessorDennis McKinney (D)
Base salary$86,003
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Campaign $$181,734
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Sedgwick County Treasurer
Bachelor'sTennessee Technological University
Master'sTennessee Technological University
Place of birthTopeka, Kansas
ProfessionIndustrial manager, consultant
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Ron Estes is the 39th State Treasurer of Kansas. Estes, a Republican, was first elected to the statewide office in 2010 and was sworn into office on January 10, 2011.[1] The treasurer is responsible for maintaining the state funds and acting as the state's bank.[2]

Estes' began his second term as state treasurer expired in January 2015, having won re-election in November 2014. Estes was unopposed for the Republican nomination in the August 5 primary, and defeated Democrat Carmen Alldritt in the general election on November 4, 2014.[3]

Prior to winning election as treasurer, Estes served six years as Sedgwick County Treasurer.


Prior to his entry into politics, Estes served in consulting and management roles in a number of industries, including aerospace, oil and gas, automotive, and other manufacturing and service industries. In 2004 he was elected as Sedgwick County Treasurer and re-elected in 2008.[1]


  • B.S., Civil engineering, Tennessee Technological University
  • MBA, Tennessee Technological University

Political career

Kansas Treasurer (2011-Present)

Estes first assumed office as state treasurer on January 10, 2011, following his election on November 2, 2010.[4] As treasurer, Estes is responsible for maintaining the state funds and acting as the state's bank.[2]



See also: Kansas down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Estes ran for re-election as Kansas Treasurer in 2014.[5] He was uncontested in the August 5 Republican primary and faced one general election challenger, Democrat Carmen Alldritt. Ron Estes won the general election on November 4, 2014.


Treasurer of Kansas, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRon Estes Incumbent 67.5% 570,110
     Democratic Carmen Alldritt 32.5% 274,257
Total Votes 844,367
Election Results via Kansas Secretary of State.


Estes was elected Kansas Treasurer on November 2, 2010, defeating Dennis McKinney (D).

Kansas State Treasurer, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRon Estes 58.5% 481,704
     Democratic Dennis McKinney 41.5% 341,324
Total Votes 823,028
Election Results via Kansas Secretary of State

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Estes is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Estes raised a total of $181,734 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 11, 2013.[6]

Ron Estes's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State Treasurer Not up for election $30,651
2010 Kansas State Treasurer Won $151,083
Grand Total Raised $181,734


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Estes and his wife, Susan, have three children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dennis McKinney (D)
Kansas Treasurer
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Sedgwick County Treasurer
Succeeded by
Linda Kizzire