Congressman Ron Estes
4th District of Kansas
Congressman Ron Estes was sworn into Congress on April 24, 2017 to fill the vacant seat due to the appointment of CIA Director 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 by a margin of 17 points becoming the first statewide public official from the 4th District in over 15 years. When he was reelected in 2014, he earned more votes with the highest percentage of the vote than any other statewide race that cycle.
As 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. Key programs in the treasurer’s office include Bond Services, Cash Management Unclaimed Property, and the Kansas 529 Education Savings Program. Ron also served on the Pooled Money Investment Board, which manages the investment of the state’s idle funds.
Ron and his wife Susan have always made GOP activism a priority. Among his many grassroots leadership roles Ron has served as Assistant Treasurer of the Young Republican National Federation and as vice-chair of the Kansas Republican Party.
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.