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Three states, [[Kentucky]], [[Louisiana]], and [[Mississippi]], held scheduled elections for treasurer in the [[State executive official elections, 2011|2011 electoral cycle]]. Two of the seats that were up for election were held by a Republican while another was held by a Democrat. Only one incumbent treasurer, [[Mississippi Treasurer|Mississippi's]] [[Tate Reeves]], did not run for re-election in 2011.
 
Three states, [[Kentucky]], [[Louisiana]], and [[Mississippi]], held scheduled elections for treasurer in the [[State executive official elections, 2011|2011 electoral cycle]]. Two of the seats that were up for election were held by a Republican while another was held by a Democrat. Only one incumbent treasurer, [[Mississippi Treasurer|Mississippi's]] [[Tate Reeves]], did not run for re-election in 2011.
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In the United States, the Treasurer of a state is the official charged with overseeing revenue and finances and generally acting as the state's chief banker. Every state in the United States has a treasurer, though some have a different official title for the office. In New York and Texas there is no treasurer -- instead, those duties are performed by the Controller.

Most states elect the treasurer; Of those states, it is common for treasurer to be a constitutional executive office. Some states, however, treat the position as a member of the Governor's Cabinet, thus making the position a gubernatorial appointment.

As opposed to treasurers in the corporate world, state treasurers are often elected partisan offices who administer various programs and have control over financial decisions without being involved in the highly detailed day-to-day bookkeeping and accounting.

In some states, the treasurer may share financial duties with a Comptroller, a Chief Financial Officer, and an Auditor. Areas that often fall under a Treasurer's job description include:

  • Debt management and debt policy
  • Disaster preparation
  • Pension fund administration
  • Oversight to prevent fraud with public money
  • Payroll matters for public employees
  • Investing public funds and managing portfolios

Political parties

The chart below is a breakdown of the political parties pertaining to the state executive office of treasurer. For other state executive offices, click here.

Office Democratic Party Democratic Republican Party Republican Independent Independent Nonpartisan Total seats
Treasurer

17

19

0

12

48
Counts current as of August 2014. If you see an error, please email us

Officeholders

List of Current Treasurers

List of All Current State Treasurers in the United States
StateOfficerAssumed officePolitical Party
New Jersey
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff
2010
Non-partisan
Alaska
Angela Rodell
2013
Non-partisan
California
Bill Lockyer
2007
Electiondot.png Democratic
Arkansas
Charles Robinson
2013
Electiondot.png Democratic
Delaware
Chipman "Chip" Flowers, Jr.
2011
Electiondot.png Democratic
Missouri
Clint Zweifel
2009
Electiondot.png Democratic
South Carolina
Curtis Loftis, Jr.
2010
Ends.png Republican
Illinois
Dan Rutherford
2011
Ends.png Republican
Tennessee
David Lillard, Jr.
2009
Non-partisan
Connecticut
Denise L. Nappier
1999
Electiondot.png Democratic
Nebraska
Don Stenberg
2010
Ends.png Republican
Arizona
Doug Ducey
2011
Ends.png Republican
Vermont
Elizabeth Pearce
2011
Electiondot.png Democratic
Rhode Island
Gina Raimondo
2011
Electiondot.png Democratic
New Mexico
James B. Lewis
2006
Electiondot.png Democratic
Washington
James McIntire
2009
Electiondot.png Democratic
North Carolina
Janet Cowell
2008
Electiondot.png Democratic
Florida
Jeffrey Atwater
2011
Ends.png Republican
Minnesota
Jim Schowalter
2011
Non-partisan
Louisiana
John Neely Kennedy
2000
Ends.png Republican
West Virginia
John Perdue
1997
Electiondot.png Democratic
Ohio
Josh Mandel
2011
Ends.png Republican
Hawaii
Kalbert K. Young
2011
Non-partisan
Nevada
Kate Marshall
2007
Electiondot.png Democratic
North Dakota
Kelly Schmidt
2004
Ends.png Republican
Oklahoma
Ken Miller
2011
Ends.png Republican
Michigan
Kevin Clinton
2013
Non-partisan
Wisconsin
Kurt Schuller
2011
Ends.png Republican
Mississippi
Lynn Fitch
2012
Ends.png Republican
Virginia
Manju Ganeriwala
2009
Non-partisan
Wyoming
Mark Gordon
2012
Ends.png Republican
Iowa
Michael L. Fitzgerald
1982
Electiondot.png Democratic
Montana
Mike Kadas
2013
Non-partisan
Maryland
Nancy K. Kopp
2002
Non-partisan
Maine
Neria Douglass
2012
Non-partisan
Utah
Richard Ellis
2009
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Indiana
Richard Mourdock
2006
Ends.png Republican
South Dakota
Richard Sattgast
2011
Ends.png Republican
Pennsylvania
Rob McCord
2009
Electiondot.png Democratic
Idaho
Ron G. Crane
1999
Ends.png Republican
Kansas
Ron Estes
2011
Ends.png Republican
Georgia
Steve McCoy
2011
Non-partisan
Massachusetts
Steven Grossman
2011
Electiondot.png Democratic
Oregon
Ted Wheeler
2010
Electiondot.png Democratic
Kentucky
Todd Hollenbach
2008
Electiondot.png Democratic
Colorado
Walker Stapleton
2011
Ends.png Republican
New Hampshire
William Dwyer
2014
Non-partisan
Alabama
Young Boozer
2011
Ends.png Republican

Elected vs. Appointed

Treasurers are elected in 36 states. Others are appointed by the governor or elected by the state legislature.

While some states authorize the governor to appoint an individual to the office of treasurer, 36 others have opted to have public voters select the office holders. These states include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

The state of Tennessee is the sole state that calls for a legislatively elected treasurer.

Quick facts about treasurers
  • There are 16 Democratic, 19 Republican, and 12 Non-Partisan treasurers.
  • In 36 states the position is elected.
  • In the remaining 12 states the position is appointed.
  • Tennessee is the sole state that calls for a legislatively elected treasurer.

Election history

2012

See also: State executive official elections, 2012

Nine states held treasurer elections in the 2012 electoral cycle: Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and West Virginia.

Going into the November 6 elections, Democrats held seven of the seats up and Republicans held two. No seats changed party hands.

2011

See also: State executive official elections, 2011

Three states, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi, held scheduled elections for treasurer in the 2011 electoral cycle. Two of the seats that were up for election were held by a Republican while another was held by a Democrat. Only one incumbent treasurer, Mississippi's Tate Reeves, did not run for re-election in 2011.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Treasurer + State + Office

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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See also

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