MEET DENNIS MILLIGAN
A lifetime of service and delivering results
Dennis Milligan was elected to the Office of Treasurer of State in 2014 and reelected in 2018. As Treasurer, he serves as the State’s banker and is responsible for an investment portfolio of approximately $4.5 billion. Milligan previously served as Saline County Circuit Clerk from 2011-2015. Dennis Milligan served as the Chairman of the Republican Party of Arkansas from 2007-2008.
Milligan has brought his innovate spirit and mindset to the State Treasurer’s office, and has not just accepted the “that’s the way we’ve always done it” mentality. In his first full fiscal year in office, he doubled the receipted earnings on the State’s investments from an average of $20 million to $48.9 million. He increased that to $57.5 million in fiscal 2017, to $77.2 million in fiscal 2018, $116.9 million in fiscal 2019 and $80.7 million in fiscal 2020. Since taking office, Milligan has returned more than $408 million back to the State of Arkansas in investment receipts, making good on his pledge to make Arkansans’ tax dollars work harder for them.
In his private life, Milligan is a successful small business owner who started his company, Water Treatment Services (WTS), from scratch in 1985. He is also a real estate developer and home builder in Saline County. He has been married to Tina (Summers) Milligan for 42 years. Together they have one daughter, Tiffany (Milligan) Brown and three grandchildren.