SSALINA, KANSAS — Rep. Steven Johnson (R-Assaria) reported over $400,000 on his 2021 finance report with over $380,000 cash-on-hand. He leads the Republican primary field for state treasurer, setting up a high-stakes showdown with the incumbent Democrat in November.
 
“I’m grateful for our grassroots donors from across the state who gave us this sizable lead,” said Johnson. “We are best positioned to flip this seat red in 2022 against a well-funded Democrat opponent.”
 
Johnson is the only candidate in the state treasurer race who has beat a Democrat incumbent. He heads into the election year the Republican frontrunner with his fundraising haul, polling lead, and key endorsements from more than 50 Republican legislators and county treasurers.
 
“The support we have going into the election year is humbling,” said Johnson. “Republicans from every corner of the state are excited to have a clean sweep in November, returning the governor and state treasurer offices to Republican leadership.”
 
Johnson is in his sixth term in the Kansas House of Representatives. He is best known for his work stabilizing the Kansas employee pension system (KPERS), eliminating debt, and fighting for balanced budgets.