Ron Estes

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
Topeka, Kansas, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Susan Oliver
Children 1
Alma mater Tennessee Technological

Ron Estes (born July 19, 1956) is the Kansas State Treasurer. He was sworn in January 10, 2011, as the 39th Treasurer of the state of Kansas, having defeated the incumbent, Dennis McKinney, in the election. Ron Estes is the first statewide elected official from Wichita, Kansas in two decades. Prior to taking office as Kansas State Treasurer, he served two terms as Treasurer of Sedgwick County, Kansas, having been elected to that post in 2004, 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.

Prior to becoming Sedgwick County Treasurer, he worked in consulting and management roles in the aerospace, oil and gas, automotive, and several other manufacturing and service industries.

His educational background includes a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master's Degree in Business Administration, both from Tennessee Technological University.

Ron was born in Topeka and is a 5th generation Kansan. His family continues to run a farm in Osage County. Ron and his wife, Susan, have three children.[1]

Political offices

Electoral history

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


  1. "Meet Ron Estes". Kansas State Treasurer. Office of the Kansas State Treasurer and the people of Kansas. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
Political offices
Preceded by
Dennis McKinney
Treasurer of Kansas
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