Obituary: Sen. Bud Estes Just Dies; No Cause of Death Aired
Following the passing of Ailing Republican state Sen. Bud Estes which was announced by Senate leadership in the news, Saturday morning, February 13, 2021, no cause of death was given. He was 74.
Senate president Ty Masterson announced in a statement that Estes had a character and gentle spirit and was well appreciated by all who worked with him in the legislature. Masterson’s spokesperson, Mike Pirner, announced Estes’ widow informed lawmakers of his death and confirmed the release. We offer our sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Sen. Bud Estes.
Estes, who acquired re-election in November to a second course representing a southwest Kansas community that includes the Dodge City and Liberal area, reportedly had been hospitalized in recent months. The man hadn’t been in Topeka this session.
He worked in the Kansas House for almost four years ere being elected to the Senate, where he attended the Federal and State Affairs Committee and vice-chair of Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.
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Sen. Bud Estes’ Cause of Death May Related to His Hospitalization
Although Sen. Bud Estes’ cause of death is still shady, he was hospitalized due to prolonged illness in recent months. We expect his death cause to be natural.
Lynn Rogers, Kansas state treasurer, tweeted Saturday morning that Bud Estes’ voice will be missed. However, no cause of his death was mentioned.
Rogers offered his deepest sympathy to the Republican State Sen. Bud Estes’ family, who passed away early Saturday morning. He also added that they may not have always agreed, but they could still talk, and his voice, on the floor and in their lives, will be missed.
Rep. Ron Estes also tweeted, writing, “Susan and I” were disheartened to hear of State Senator Bud Estes’ passing. He mentioned that Estes was a dedicated public attendant and a voice for southwest Kansas. They weren’t related; he was one of their friends who will be missed.
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Reactions to Kansas State Sen. Bud Estes’ Loss
Multiple comments on social media show Republican Sen. Bud Estes has passed away. He had been missing from the chamber recently.
The official Twitter account of the Kansas Republican Party shared a post on Twitter, writing, “Our deepest sympathies are with the Estes family today. Senator Bud Estes was a conservative voice in the #ksleg and a strong advocate for Dodge City. He will be greatly missed.”
Wink Hartman mourned after his loss: “Libba and I send our condolences to the family of Sen. Bud Estes following his passing today. Bud was an accomplished businessman, long time Bucklin mayor and advocate for Dodge City and western Kansas. His work in Topeka has had a positive impact on our state.”
“Heartfelt condolences to the family of Sen. Bud Estes.” a user wrote, “We have lost a sincere public servant who had a heart for southwest Kansas. I will miss our chats.”
“I’m sad to hear that Sen. Bud Estes passed away early this morning.” someone tweeted, “Bud was a dedicated public servant and a fierce advocate for western Kansas. My thoughts are with his family today.”
“So sad.” one of his fans wrote, “He was always there to help me better understand what rural Kansans go through. Rest in power, sir.”
“Sad day with the loss of Senator Bud Estes,” someone shared, “Keeping his family in our prayers.”
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