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Kansas Down Ballot State Executive Elections

Primary Date:
August 15, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Kansas State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
Governor Lieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney General
Down Ballot
Treasurer, Insurance Commissioner

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Two down ballot state executive positions are up for election in the state of Kansas in 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014.

Kansas is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[1][2][3]

Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running? General Election Candidates 2015 Winner Partisan Switch?
Treasurer Ron Estes
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2011 Yes[4] Republican Party Ron Estes
Democratic Party Carmen Alldritt
Republican Party Ron Estes No
Commissioner of Insurance Sandy Praeger
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2003 No[5] Republican Party Ken Selzer
Democratic Party Dennis Anderson
Republican Party Ken Selzer No

Key dates

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Deadline Event
June 2, 2014 Filing deadline (Party Candidates)
August 4, 2014 Filing deadline (Independents)
August 5, 2014 Primary election
November 4, 2014 General election
December 1, 2014 Deadline for State Board of Canvassers to meet
January 12, 2015 Inauguration day for state executive officials elected in November


Current incumbent

Republican Party Ron Estes

General election

Republican Party Ron Estes - Incumbent Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Carmen Alldritt[6]


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.[7]

Insurance Commissioner

Current incumbent

Republican Party Sandy Praeger (retiring in 2014)[8]

General election

Democratic Party Dennis Anderson - Family business owner[9]
Republican Party Ken Selzer Green check mark transparent.png- Accountant[10]


Republican Party Sandy Praeger Incumbent[11]

Lost in the primary

Republican Party Beverly Gossage - Republican Party Activist, Businesswoman[12]
Republican Party David Powell - Insurance Agent[13]
Republican Party Clark Shultz - State Rep. and insurance auditor[10]
Republican Party John Toplikar - 6th District Johnson County Commissioner[14]


The commissioner serves as the head of the Kansas Department of Insurance, which regulates and reviews companies for financial solvency and regulatory compliance, educates consumers, and helps license agents selling insurance products in the state.[15]

See also


  1. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. Ron Estes for Treasurer 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed September 23, 2013
  5. The Topeka Capitol-Journal, "Robust GOP primary likely for insurance commissioner," April 12, 2013
  6. Kansas Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Candidates List," accessed June 18, 2014
  7. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named kstreas
  8. The Topeka Capitol-Journal, "Robust GOP primary likely for insurance commissioner," April 12, 2013
  9. Dennis Anderson for Insurance Commissioner 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed April 28, 2014
  10. 10.0 10.1, "Former budget chief Anderson joins Selzer campaign for Insurance Commissioner," September 12, 2013
  11. The Topeka Capitol-Journal, "Robust GOP primary likely for insurance commissioner," April 12, 2013
  12. Beverly Gossage for Insurance Commissioner 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 23, 2013
  13. David Powell for Insurance Commissioner 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed September 23, 2013
  14. John Toplikar, Kansas, "Timeline," accessed April 28, 2014
  15. Kansas Insurance Commission, "About us," accessed December 17, 2012