State Treasurer Ron Estes was recognized by the Kansas State Firefighters Association (KSFFA) for his commitment to state firefighters with the Friend of the Kansas Fire Service Award Feb. 9.
"State Treasurer Ron Estes has been a true friend of the fire service,” said KSFFA Secretary Steve Hirsch. “His father, who passed away this past year, served for many years on the Fire District Board at Osage City. When Ron was County Treasurer in Sedgwick County he was always very helpful in local administration of the distinctive license plate for firefighters issued by the state. As state treasurer, by law, he is also a member of the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System Board, and has been a welcome voice on that board for firefighters.”
“Treasurer Estes has always attended our events and all of the firefighters enjoy his company. For these reasons the Kansas State Firefighters Association was pleased to be able to present State Treasurer Ron Estes with the Friend of the Kansas Fire Service Award," said Hirsch.
The Kansas State Firefighters Association was founded in 1887 and represents approximately 16,000 firefighters, both volunteer and career, across Kansas.
"It’s an honor to be recognized by the Kansas State Firefighters Association," said Kansas State Treasurer Ron Estes. "Members of this organization willingly put themselves in harm's way to protect our families each and every day. It’s important to me that I do what I can as state treasurer to support our service men and woman as I am forever thankful for their sacrifices.”
Ron Estes is the 39th state treasurer for the state of Kansas and is the first state-wide elected official from the city of Wichita in 20 years. He was elected to serve as the Midwest Regional Vice President for the National Association of State Treasurers 2012-2013, and now serves on the College Savings Plans Network Executive Board. Ron has also served as Sedgwick County Treasurer and as the treasurer for the Kansas County Treasurers’ Association. He was born in Topeka and is a fifth-generation Kansan. His family continues to run a farm in Osage County. Ron and his wife, Susan, have three children.