Bud Estes

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Bud Estes
Member of the Kansas Senate
from the 38th district
In office
2017 – February 13, 2021
Preceded byGarrett Love
Succeeded byRon Ryckman
Member of the Kansas House of Representatives
from the 119th district
In office
July 2013 – January 9, 2017
Preceded byBrian Weber [1]
Succeeded byBradley Ralph
Mayor of Bucklin
In office
Personal details
Born(1946-10-04)October 4, 1946
Dodge City, Kansas, U.S.
DiedFebruary 13, 2021(2021-02-13) (aged 74)
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Renae Estes
Alma materFort Hays State University

Bud Estes (October 4, 1946[2] – February 13, 2021) was an American politician. He was a Republican member of the Kansas Senate for the 38th district, from 2017 until his death, and previously served as the 119th district state representative.[3][4] He also served as the mayor of Bucklin, Kansas for fourteen years. Estes died in 2021 after being hospitalized due to a prolonged illness.[5]

Committee membership[edit]

Estes has served on the following legislative committees:

  • Health & Human Services
  • Insurance & Financial Institutions
  • Federal and State Affairs


  1. ^ Brown, Jarrett (September 10, 2013). "Rep. Estes takes government, business experience to Topeka". Dodge City Daily Globe. dodgeglobe.com. Retrieved February 21, 2021.
  2. ^ Sommerfeld, Rachel (October 4, 2016). "Bud Estes (R-Kansas Senate District 38)". KSN.com. Retrieved February 13, 2021.
  3. ^ Hennessy, Joseph (February 13, 2021). "Kansas State Sen. Bud Estes dies at 75". WIBW-TV. Retrieved February 13, 2021.
  4. ^ "Representative Bud Estes". Kansas Legislature, 2015-2016 Legislative Sessions.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Bahl, Andrew. "Western Kansas Sen. Bud Estes dies after a prolonged illness". The Ottawa Herald. Retrieved February 14, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)