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Meet State Treasurer Candidate Steven Johnson September 20

Steven Johnson
Steven Johnson

Representative Troy Waymaster and Andrea Krug Krauss are holding a meet the candidate event for State Treasurer candidate Steven Johnson at Espresso, Etc. in Russell on Monday, September 20 at 10 AM.

"We are inviting everyone in the community out to meet Representative Steven Johnson," said Waymaster. "He is a budget hawk with the right experience to serve as our next state treasurer."

Steven Johnson currently serves central Kansas in the House of Representatives and has a resume that includes extensive experience in the financial services industry.

Johnson was born and raised on a cattle and grain farm near Assaria. He was involved in the Assaria Lutheran Church, 4-H and Southeast of Saline school. Active in youth programs, Johnson held several leadership positions, including the National President of the Rural Electric Youth Program.

After graduating from Southeast of Saline High School, Johnson went on to study Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University, where he was elected Student Body President and graduated with honors.

After college, Johnson went to work for Ameriprise, a financial services firm. He also received his Master's in Business Administration from the University of Chicago with an emphasis in finance and business policy.

At Ameriprise, Johnson was awarded the firm's highest individual and team awards for his lead in creating a software program calculating the highest return investment portfolio for a particular need. Between 1992 and 2013, he was able to not only calculate the portfolios but calibrate the success of the projections to meet reality. Johnson continues to use this market and planning expertise in the State Legislature as well as in his farming operations.

Johnson was elected to the Legislature in 2010. His financial and agricultural background have led to many key policy assignments. He has chaired the Tax Committee, the Insurance and Pension Committees, and been a member of committees including Appropriations, Legislative Budget and Natural Resources Budget. These and other appointments have positioned him to find solutions to key issues facing Kansas.

Johnson has put his investment expertise to work for several non-profit entities, including serving on the investment committee of his church, the K-State Foundation and the Kansas 4-H Foundation.

(Information courtesy Andrea Krug Krauss.)