WICHITA, Kan. – (WIBW) Kansas Republican Ron Estes announced today that he will seek reelection for a second term as State Treasurer. Estes was elected in 2010 and was the first statewide elected official from the city of Wichita in more than 20 years.
Estes pledged to "Remained committed to streamlining the process of returning unclaimed property, strengthening the Learning Quest higher education savings program, and identifying common sense solutions for Kansas taxpayers."
Estes said key points for his second term will be to continue the KPERS pension reform and ensure that all school districts and county payments continue to be made on time
During his first term, Estes traveled to all 105 counties as a part of returning more than $45 million in unclaimed property to Kansans and worked to expand low-fee options for investors in the Kansas Learning Quest 529 Program.
Estes also staked reponsibility for making Kansas the first state in America to successfully claim $861,000 in unclaimed U.S. savings bonds owned by Kansans through a lawsuit filed against the U.S. Treasury.