Ron Estes

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Ron Estes
39th Treasurer of Kansas
Assumed office
January 10, 2011
Governor Sam Brownback
Preceded by Dennis McKinney
Personal details
Born (1956-07-19) July 19, 1956 (age 60)
Topeka, Kansas, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Susan Oliver
Children 3
Education Tennessee Technological

Ron Estes (born July 19, 1956) is an American politician from the state of Kansas. He serves as the 39th Kansas State Treasurer. He was sworn in January 10, 2011, after defeating the incumbent, Dennis McKinney, in the November 2010 election. Estes is the Republican nominee to Kansas's 4th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. The special election will be held April 11, 2017.[1]

Early life, education, and career[edit]

Estes was born in Topeka, Kansas, and is a fifth-generation Kansan. His family continues to run a farm in Osage County, Kansas. Ron and his wife, Susan, have three children.[2] He earned a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and a master's degree in Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University.[3]

Estes worked in consulting and management roles in the aerospace, oil and gas, automotive, and several other manufacturing and service industries. He was elected as as Treasurer of Sedgwick County, Kansas, in 2004,[3] and subsequently reelected in 2008. During his political career, he also served as the Treasurer for the Kansas County Treasurer's Association, and in several posts in the Republican Party including Vice Chair of the Kansas Republican Party.[citation needed]

Kansas State Treasurer[edit]

Estes ran for Kansas State Treasurer in the 2010 election, against incumbent Democrat Dennis McKinney.[3] Estes is the first statewide elected official from Wichita, Kansas in two decades.[citation needed] He was reelected in 2014, defeating Carmen Alldritt.[4] During the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Estes served in the Electoral College and cast his electoral vote for Donald Trump.[5]

U.S. House campaign, 2017[edit]

Mike Pompeo, who represented Kansas's 4th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives, resigned on January 23, 2017, to become Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.[6] On February 9, Estes won the Republican nomination to run in the special election to determine Pompeo's successor, which will be held on April 11.[7]

Electoral history[edit]

Kansas State Treasurer[edit]

Kansas Treasurer Election, 2010[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron Estes 481,704 58.5
Democratic Dennis McKinney (inc.) 341,324 41.4
Kansas Treasurer Election, 2014[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron Estes (inc.) 570,110 67.5
Democratic Carmen Alldritt 274,257 32.4

2017 Congressional election[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican Convention[10][11]
Candidate First Ballot Pct. Second Ballot Pct.
Estes, RonRon Estes 58 46% 66 52%
Alan Cobb 28 22% 43 34%
Tiahrt, ToddTodd Tiahrt 20 16% 17 14%
Joseph Ashby 10 8% Eliminated
George Bruce 10 8% Eliminated


  1. ^ KWCH. "Ron Estes nominated as GOP candidate for 4th district seat". Retrieved February 10, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Meet Ron Estes". Kansas State Treasurer. Office of the Kansas State Treasurer and the people of Kansas. Retrieved October 20, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c "County Treasurer Estes to run for same office at state level". Retrieved February 10, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Republican Selzer to be next Kansas insurance commissioner". Retrieved February 10, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Missouri and Kansas Electoral College voters pick Trump, despite protests". Retrieved February 10, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS04) resignation letter read in House after Senate CIA Director confirmation". Retrieved February 10, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Estes wins GOP nomination for Pompeo seat". Retrieved February 10, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Kansas Secretary of State 2010 Official Vote Totals" (PDF). Kansas Office of the Secretary of State. 
  9. ^ "Kansas Secretary of State 2014 Official Vote Totals" (PDF). Kansas Office of the Secretary of State. 
  10. ^ "Emily Griffin on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2017-02-11. 
  11. ^ Hagen, Lisa (2017-02-10). "Kansas treasurer wins GOP nomination to fill House seat". TheHill. Retrieved 2017-02-11. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dennis McKinney
Treasurer of Kansas