Ken Horn was born in Detroit and is a first-generation American. He’s lived in Frankenmuth for over 40 years, where he met his wife Veronica. They have two children, Kevin and Andrea. Kevin and his wife Ruth live with them in Frankenmuth and have blessed “Oma & Opa” with three beautiful grandchildren; Liam, their little angel Zellie, who is terribly missed, and their newest addition, Aaliyah. Andrea and her husband Anton currently reside in Portland, Oregon.
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 16 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 94thDistrict 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.
Now in his second term in the Michigan Senate, Ken chairs the Senate Economic and Small Business Development Committee, along with two Senate Appropriations Subcommittees: Capital Outlay and Talent and Economic Development/MEDC. Ken also serves as the vice-chairman of the following committees: Energy and Technology, Education and Career Readiness, and the Appropriations Subcommittee on Universities and Community Colleges. He is also appointed to the Insurance and Banking Committee and Legislative Council.
Ken has completed Michigan State’s Michigan Political Leadership Program, Leadership Saginaw County, and the Saginaw County Vision 2020 One Thousand Leaders Initiative. Through the Council of State Governments, he received a fellowship to Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development and graduated from the Henry Toll Fellowship Program. Ken is currently the Chairman of the Council of State Governments Midwest Conference, which he will host in Detroit in 2020.
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