GOP state treasurer in Kansas wins 2nd term

? Kansas voters have re-elected Republican Ron Estes as state treasurer following a low-key race against an underfinanced Democratic opponent.

Estes easily won Tuesday’s election against Democrat Carmen Alldritt.

The Republican will serve a second, four-year term. He served six years as Sedgwick County treasurer before winning his first term for the state office in 2010.

Estes pushed successfully for a law barring elected officials from appearing in or having their names used in public service announcements within 60 days of an election.

He raised about $84,000 for his campaign from the start of 2013 through October.

Alldritt entered the race in June and raised less than $9,400.

She was Harper County treasurer before serving as the Department of Revenue’s director of vehicles for seven years, starting in 2003.