Kansas Treasurer

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Kansas Treasurer
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012 FY Budget:  $19,865,615
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   4 years
Selection Method:  Elected
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Ron Estes
Officeholder Party:  Republican
Assumed office:  January 10, 2011
Compensation:  $86,003
Elections
Next election:  November 4, 2014
Last election:  November 2, 2010
Other Kansas Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerCommissioner of EducationAgriculture SecretaryInsurance CommissionerWildlife and Parks SecretaryLabor SecretaryCorporation Commission
The Treasurer of the State of Kansas is the chief financial officer of the government of Kansas. The treasurer is publicly elected in midterm election years alongside the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, and insurance commissioner.

The treasurer is responsible for maintaining the state funds and acting as the state's bank.[1]

Current officeholder

The current treasurer of Kansas is Ron Estes. Estes, the state's 39th Treasurer, won election in November 2010 and was sworn in January 10, 2011.[2]

Authority

Originally, the state treasurer of Kansas was a constitutional office. In 1979, however, the office became statutorily defined following a constitutional ammendment. 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,...[3]

Qualifications

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Elections

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.[4]

Vacancies

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Duties

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.[1]

Divisions

  • 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

State budget

The State Treasurer's budget for fiscal year 2012 was $19,865,615.[5]

Compensation

In 2011, the Treasurer earned a salary of $86,003. [6]

Historical officeholders

There have been 39 Kansas Treasurers since 1859. Of the 39 officeholders, 32 were Republican, 5 were Democrat and 2 were Populist.[7]

Recent news

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Contact Information

Kansas State Treasurer's Office
900 SW Jackson, Suite 201
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1235

Phone: 785-296-3171

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