Wednesday, April 16, 2014

State treasurer files for re-election

By The Herald Staff | 1/24/2014

TOPEKA — Kansas State Treasurer Ron Estes, R-Wichita, announced Friday he will seek re-election in hopes of serving a second term.

Estes took office as treasurer in 2010, and was the first statewide elected official from Wichita in 20 years, according to a press release from Estes’ campaign. As state treasurer, Estes oversees an office that now handles more than $20 billion in state funds and has an annual operating budget of $3.5 million.

TOPEKA — Kansas State Treasurer Ron Estes, R-Wichita, announced Friday he will seek re-election in hopes of serving a second term.

Estes took office as treasurer in 2010, and was the first statewide elected official from Wichita in 20 years, according to a press release from Estes’ campaign. As state treasurer, Estes oversees an office that now handles more than $20 billion in state funds and has an annual operating budget of $3.5 million.

“I am honored to serve the citizens of this great state and am proud of the accomplishments the State Treasurer’s Office has achieved throughout the last three years,” Estes said. “During my term, I’ve remained committed to streamlining the process of returning unclaimed property, strengthening the Learning Quest higher education savings program, and identifying common sense solutions for Kansas taxpayers. If the people of Kansas entrust me to a second term, I will continue to uphold these policies.”

Estes previously worked as the Sedgwick County Treasurer from his election in 2004 until his election as state treasurer in 2010.

Born in Topeka, Estes’ family continues to operate a family farm in Osage County.

Estes’ re-election bid is currently unopposed.

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