About Ken

Ken & Robin KingBorn and raised in the Texas Panhandle, Ken King is no stranger to hard work. Since we elected him, Ken has built a reliable reputation for standing up for his neighbors. He fights to preserve our way of life and protect our local businesses from job-killing Austin regulations that hobble growth and prosperity.

In the Texas House, King successfully turns conservative values into statewide law. As a key member of the powerful House committees on State Affairs and Calendars, he has helped usher crucial pro-life legislation to the Governor’s desk. A former Canadian ISD School Board President, Ken has risen to become one of Texas’ top public education experts – leading the charge to properly fund our local schools, provide the best classroom resources, take care of our current and retired teachers, and ensure our kids receive the quality education they deserve. Above all, Ken believes in upholding our conservative values and expanding local control – so the will of the Panhandle and the South Plains always prevails over Austin bureaucrats.

A lifetime member of the NRA and Texas State Rifle Association, Ken King is committed to passing legislation that protects our right to defend our families and ourselves. During his time in Austin, Ken co-authored Texas’ first statewide “Open Carry” law, passed “Campus Carry” to enable our college students to defend themselves, and voted to slash the License-to-Carry fee by $100 – the lowest in the nation.

Named a “2017 Effective Conservative” by the Conservative Roundtable of Texas, Ken most recently voted to ban sanctuary cities, put an end to taxpayer-funded abortions, defund Planned Parenthood, reform our broken foster care and school finance systems, and protect our retired educators by adding $212 million to TRS-Care to ease the burden of health insurance premiums and deductibles.

In the private-sector, Ken operates energy service businesses that have created hundreds of jobs for local families. He is a member of many energy trade organizations, including the American Petroleum Institute and Independent Producers Association of America. Additionally, Ken served on the Hemphill County Appraisal District’s Executive Board for more than 4 years – his last 3 as chairman.

Whether it’s working in the oil patch or passing conservative laws in Austin, Ken believes hard work, grit and determination are the keys to achieving positive results. That’s the Texas way and Ken is one of our own – fighting for us.

Ken and his wife, Robin, raised their two kids in Canadian, Texas, where they are active members of First United Methodist Church. Ken and Robin also co-founded KK-125, an Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.