Congressman Ron Estes
4th District of Kansas
Congressman Ron Estes was sworn into Congress on April 25, 2017, to fill the vacant seat held by Mike Pompeo. He serves on the Education and the Workforce Committee and the Homeland Security Committee.
Ron Estes has a history of engineering conservative change. He is a proven Kansas leader who has dedicated his life to bold innovations in efficiency, reform and problem-solving in both the private and public sector. After graduating with a degree in civil engineering and a graduate degree in business administration from Tennessee Technological University, Ron went to work in the manufacturing industry, where his analytical abilities led to dramatic improvements in the business processes he supervised.
Ron was elected Sedgwick County Treasurer in 2004 and 2008 and during the six years he served in that position, implemented efficiencies that returned over $1.5 million to the taxpayers.
In 2010 Ron was elected Kansas State Treasurer. He oversaw more than $24 billion in public funds. Ron continued his track record of finding efficiencies by coming in under budget by over $600,000 during his time in office.
Since being elected to Congress, Ron has proven to be a national leader. In his first year in office he’s been published in several national publications, including twice in the Wall Street Journal. He has helped pass landmark tax reform, fought to roll back burdensome regulations, helped lead the effort to reform our nation’s broken immigration system, defended Wichita’s aviation industry from so-called air traffic control privatization plans and stopped the Department of Homeland Security from conducting chemical testing at the Chilocco Indian School near Arkansas City.
Outside organizations have also recognized the excellent work Ron has done since joining the 115th Congress. He recently received the U.S. Chamber of Commerce ‘Spirit of Enterprise’ award for his support of small and local businesses, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association ‘Freedom to Fly’ award for his support of general aviation, the American Conservative Union ‘Award for Conservative Excellence’ and received a score of 77 percent from the Heritage Foundation – the highest score in the Kansas delegation.
Ron is a fifth-generation Kansan. While serving in Congress, he, Susan, and their three children continue to live in Wichita where he returns home each weekend.