As the senior ranking member of the Galveston County Commissioners' Court, Ken Clark has served the citizens of Precinct 4 for the past 18 years. Ken's leadership has drawn out the best of the community's resources and ideas. During his tenure, he proved instrumental in passing the 2000, 2008 and 2017 bond issues which funded many infrastructure projects including buildings, drainage and roads.
Ken has become the leading public official in Galveston County fighting for water conservation and has worked on infrastructure improvements like I-45, Hwy 146, Grand Parkway, Pelican Island Bridge and Coastal Surge Protection.
Prior to taking office in the County, Commissioner Clark managed Congressman Steve Stockman's successful 1994 campaign and served on Congressman Stockman's staff until 1996. He served as the lone Republican on the Commissioners' Court for over a decade before the historic 2010 elections. Ken has rooted himself in the grassroots in Galveston County for over two decades and is proud of his fight in delivering a smaller, more efficient, fiscally responsible government - which has led to 7 consecutive tax cuts, an upgraded Bond rating of AAA an accomplishment shared by only nine other counties in the state and as the only county along the Gulf Coast, This distinctive honor has come from prioritizing and cutting wasteful spending.
In addition to his role as County Commissioner, Ken has served on the Urban Counties Policy Committee for 17 years; the Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors and Transportation Policy Council for over 10 years and currently serves as second vice chair; the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Political Protocol Committee for 18 years; Recipient of the Boy Scouts Golden Eagle award; Serves on the board of the Longhorn Project; Life member of the Galveston County Fair and Rodeo, and the National Rifle Association. He is a Certified Permaculture Designer and enjoys gardening.
Ken currently lives in Algoa with his wife Sherry of 29 years where they raised their 7 children.