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Ken Horn

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Ken Horn
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Michigan State Senate, District 32
In office
January 1, 2015 - present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 0
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
Office website
Campaign website
Ken Horn is a Republican member of the Michigan State Senate, representing District 32. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Prior to serving in the state house, Horn was a Saginaw County commissioner.


Horn is the son of German immigrants. He is a resident of Frankenmuth, Michigan, where he owned and operated Horn's Dead Creek Saloon.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Horn served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2015
Economic Development, Chair
Energy and Technology
Transportation, Vice Chair


Campaign themes


Horn's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Jobs and Economic Growth

  • Excerpt: "Government doesn’t create jobs, people create jobs. The government needs to step aside and let industry and small businesses flourish. With a modest understandable tax rate we can promote entrepreneurship instead of stifling it. In the right environment, our independent businesses will create jobs and put Michigan’s economy back on track."

Spending Reform

  • Excerpt: "Michigan families are making tough decisions around the dinner table about what they can and cannot afford. They’re feeling the economic squeeze and tightening their budgets — Michigan government needs to do the same. We cannot continue to spend money we don’t have."

Regulatory Reform

  • Excerpt: "In addition to a modest tax rate, Michigan needs to do everything it can to cut red tape for growing businesses and conscientious homeowners. Every additional regulation we place on responsible citizens leads to additional costs and more businesses moving jobs out of our state."

Quality of Life

  • Excerpt: "Michigan is already a great place to call home, not only because of our state’s natural beauty but because of its citizens. Our taxpayers deserve more than they’re currently getting for their money. My spending priorities are focused around enhancing the lives of our residents and attracting new families to our state."


  • Excerpt: "I will continue to work to decrease our dependence on outside sources for our energy needs and encourage advancements in new energy technologies. Our citizens have the skills and resources to continue to be at the front of this exciting new industry."



See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Stacy Erwin Oakes defeated Garnet Lewis in the Democratic primary. Ken Horn was unopposed in the Republican primary. Horn defeated Oakes in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

Michigan State Senate, District 32 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKen Horn 54.3% 49,452
     Democratic Stacy Erwin Oakes 45.7% 41,539
Total Votes 90,991



In 2014, Horn's endorsements included the following:

  • Right to Life of Michigan[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Roger Kahn (R)
Michigan State Senate District 32
Succeeded by