Ron Estes

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Ron Estes
Ron Estes, 115th official photo.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 4th district
Assumed office
April 25, 2017
Preceded by Mike Pompeo
39th Treasurer of Kansas
In office
January 10, 2011 – April 25, 2017
Preceded by Dennis McKinney
Succeeded by Jacob LaTurner
Personal details
Born (1956-07-19) July 19, 1956 (age 62)
Topeka, Kansas, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Susan Oliver
Education Tennessee Technological
Website House website

Ron Estes (born July 19, 1956) is the United States Representative for Kansas's 4th congressional district since April 25, 2017. He won the special election to replace Mike Pompeo, who became CIA director in the Trump Administration. Prior to winning his Congressional seat, Estes was Kansas State Treasurer.

Early life, education, and career

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]

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

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.

Kansas State Treasurer

Estes 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.

U.S. House of Representatives

Estes beat Democratic opponent James Thompson in the special election to replace Mike Pompeo on April 11, 2017 by 52.5% to 45.7%. He was sworn in on April 25, 2017.[2]


  1. "Meet Ron Estes". Kansas State Treasurer. Office of the Kansas State Treasurer and the people of Kansas. Retrieved 20 October 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Estes Sworn Into Office for Kansas’ 4th Congressional District, press release, April 25, 2017, retrieved May 16, 2017<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dennis McKinney
Treasurer of Kansas
Succeeded by
Jacob LaTurner
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Mike Pompeo
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 4th congressional district