Ken and his wife Veronica have called Saginaw County home for over 30 years. They currently live in Frankenmuth and have two children, Kevin and Andrea. Kevin and his wife Ruth also live in Frankenmuth and have Blessed “Oma & Opa” with two beautiful grandchildren; Liam, living with them, and their angel Zellie, who is terribly missed.
Ken holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Concordia University. As a small business owner, Ken owned and operated Horn’s Restaurant in Frankenmuth for 15 years. After selling the restaurant, Ken served as a substitute teacher in Bridgeport and Frankenmuth schools. Ken also served as Vice President of Donor Services at the Saginaw Community Foundation where he managed over 300 funds and oversaw nearly $1.2 million in grant programs that helped to improve Saginaw County.
Ken was a Saginaw County Commissioner for 14 years, representing Birch Run, Bridgeport and Frankenmuth Townships and the city of Frankenmuth. Voters in the 94th House District elected to Ken to represent the cities of Birch Run, Chesaning, Frankenmuth and St. Charles in addition to 12 townships in Saginaw County from 2006 – 2012. During his final term, Ken served as chairman of the House Energy & Technology Committee.
Ken currently serves the 32nd District in the Michigan Senate in 2014. He represents all of Saginaw County and the western portion of Genesee County. Ken chairs the Senate Economic Development and International Investment Committee and serves as vice chair of the Senate Transportation Committee. In addition, he’s a member of the Senate Energy & Technology, Insurance and Veterans, Military & Homeland Security Committees.
Volunteering has been an important part of Ken’s life and over the years he’s worked with many different area organizations. Always striving to be the best leader possible for his community, Ken completed Michigan State University’s Political Leadership Program, Leadership Saginaw County, the Saginaw County Vision 2020 One Thousand Leaders Initiative and Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development.
Since being elected to the Senate, he has also graduated from the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Legislative Energy Horizon Institute and was selected to participate in the Council of State Government’s advanced Henry Toll Fellowship Program. Ken is on the Executive Committee for the Council of State Governments and will serve as Chairman of the Midwestern Legislative Conference in 2020.
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