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Kansas Treasurer-elect Ron Estes fills top positions on staff

December 13, 2010


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— Kansas State Treasurer-Elect Ron Estes is making his campaign manager his top aide upon taking office but also keeping a political rival's top staffer.

Estes said campaign manager Derek Kreifels will serve as assistant state treasurer. Kreifels already was a member of the Estes transition team.

Estes, a Republican, takes office Jan. 10. He defeated Democratic incumbent Dennis McKinney in this year's election.

But Estes plans to keep McKinney's assistant state treasurer, Aaron Otto, on board. Otto will become deputy assistant state treasurer.

Estes also is naming Travis Couture-Lovelady as his director of communications. He served on U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback's staff and worked for Brownback's successful campaign this year for governor.


BigDog 7 years, 4 months ago

It is nice to see the man who talked about savings and efficiency during his campaign creates an additional position in adminstration.

There wasn't a "deputy assistant state treasurer" under either Jenkins or McKinney.

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