Ken Horn has lived in Saginaw County for over 30 years. He currently lives in Frankenmuth with his wife Veronica. They 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 graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice. Ken was a small business owner for nearly 15 years, owning and operating Horn’s Restaurant in Frankenmuth. In addition, he has served as a substitute teacher in Bridgeport and Frankenmuth schools. In 2004, Ken accepted the position of 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. He served as chairman of the Legislative Sub-Committee and also served on Courts & Public Safety, Community Corrections Advisory Board, County Services, Budget/Audit Appropriations, Saginaw County Airport Commission and the Saginaw County Event Center Board.
In 2006, Ken was elected to serve the 94th District in the Michigan House of Representatives. From 2007 to 2012 he represented the cities of Birch Run, Chesaning, Frankenmuth and St. Charles in addition to 12 townships in Saginaw County. Ken served as chairman of the House Energy & Technology Committee.
The 32nd District elected Ken to 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. He has also been appointed to the Senate Energy & Technology, Insurance and Veterans, Military & Homeland Security Committees.
Ken has been an activist and leader in Saginaw County for decades through his volunteer work with area organizations including Frankenmuth Rotary International, Saginaw Art Museum, Habitat for Humanity, Saginaw Field and Stream, Frankenmuth Conservation Club and many local chambers of commerce. In addition, Ken completed Michigan State University’s Political Leadership Program, Leadership Saginaw County, the Saginaw County Vision 2020 One Thousand Leaders Initiative, and received a fellowship from the Council of State Governments to the Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development.
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