Rep. Ron Estes Files for Re-election

Today U.S. Rep. Ron Estes filed for re-election to serve Kansas’ 4th Congressional District with the Kansas Secretary of State’s office in Topeka. Estes was first elected to Congress in an April 2017 special election. He handily won re-election in 2018 and 2020, winning by more than 27 points most recently.

“The past year under one-party rule from Washington has hurt Kansas families and small businesses,” said Estes. “As I return home to Wichita each week, Kansans have shared their concerns about rising prices, the state of our economy, the crisis at our southern border, and out-of-control government spending. Even while in the minority, I’ve pushed for common sense legislation to address the needs and concerns of Kansas.”

Since being elected, Rep. Estes has been a champion for Kansas families, workers, small businesses, farmers and veterans. He authored the bipartisan Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection Act to protect Kansas’ skilled workforce during the pandemic, strongly supported the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that put money in the pockets of hardworking Kansans, was named to the USMCA whip team to help push this critical trade deal across the finish line that benefits Kansas manufacturers, ag producers, and workers, helped preserve the stepped-up basis provision that was under attack by politicians who wanted to hurt rural farmers and ranchers, defeated air traffic control privatization that would have been harmful to the general aviation industry, led the charge for HHS to implement the Protect Life Rule which prevented abortion providers from receiving Title X Family Planning tax dollars, and secured three additional KC-46 tankers.

Rep. Estes was also named to the influential Ways and Means Committee in 2019, bringing his business and state treasurer background to the committee with jurisdiction over trade, taxes, retirement security and health care. In 2021, he was also named to the bicameral Joint Economic Committee. His quick selection to these critical committees for Kansas and the country displays the respect his colleagues have for him.

Additionally, outside organizations recognize Rep. Estes’ commitment to Kansas and his leadership in the House. He has a 100% rating from Heritage Action for America. He’s also received the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Enterprise award for his support of small and local businesses, the State Financial Officers Foundation Financial Freedom Award, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Freedom to Fly award for his support of general aviation, and the Wheat Advocate Award from Kansas Wheat. Rep. Estes is also proud of the endorsement from Kansans for Life in recognition of his steadfast commitment to protect the sanctity of life.

Kansans are also showing support for Rep. Estes. Rep. Estes has continued to show strong fundraising numbers each quarter with a broad base of support from throughout the District. At the end of the fourth quarter, Rep. Estes has raised more than $885,000 in this election cycle and entered the first quarter with more than $1.2 million cash on hand. Thanks to his many supporters, Rep. Estes is committed to assisting conservative candidates on the ballot throughout south central Kansas.

​​Rep. Estes remains committed to the people of the 4th District and has a strong track record of assisting Kansans through robust constituent services. Since being sworn in, Rep. Estes and his staff have met with individuals and families to help them with the IRS, Veterans Affairs, Social Security, passport issues, and other federal agencies. Throughout the pandemic, he has ensured that his office is available to work with Kansans experiencing difficulties.

Rep. Estes is honored to serve the people of the 4th District in our nation’s capital and works hard every day on behalf of his fellow Kansans with the same strong work ethic he learned on the family farm.