Bennett, Ken

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State Senate
District:
1
Political Affiliation:
Republican
Phone:
928-445-2949
Age:
62
Occupation:
Financial Consultant
Education:
B.S. Accounting - ASU
Biographical Info:

Ken grew up in Prescott and helped run his family business, Bennett Oil Company, where he served as CEO for over 20 years. He was first elected to public office in 1985, when he was elected to service on the Prescott City Council and served until 1989. He then went on to serve in the State Senate from 1999-2007, serving as Senate President from 2003 to 2007. He was then appointed Secretary of State in January 2009 to finish Jan Brewer’s term and was subsequently elected to the post in 2010.

Ken is a trusted conservative leader on the most pressing issues in our state: election integrity, managing the state budget, and securing the border. As Secretary of State, Ken administered and oversaw 12 successful, secure elections in our state. It’s for that reason that Senate President Karen Fann called on him to serve as a liaison to the Maricopa County audit of the 2020 election. As a financial consultant, it’s in Ken’s nature to ensure that our state is a good steward of Arizona taxpayers’ hard-earned money. He will fight for balanced budgets and increased government transparency. Ken is also a fighter for border security. He supports immediate action to close our southern border and put an end to Joe Biden’s immigration disaster.

In addition to his public service and professional achievements, Ken Bennett is also a dedicated community volunteer. He has served on the Board of Directors for Cancer Treatment Centers of America for 10 years and has served on the Prescott Chamber of Commerce Board, the Arizona State Board of Education, and the Arizona State Board of Charter Schools.

An Arizona native and ASU graduate, Mr. Bennett was born in Tucson, raised in Prescott, and currently resides in Prescott with his wife of 40 years, Jeanne. They attend the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and have three grown children – Ryan, Dana, and Clif – and four grandchildren.

Statement:

Secure our border and protect our citizens.
Make sure our elections are secure, transparent and publicly verified.
Improve our state’s financial condition – balanced budgets, pay down debt, low taxes.
Limited Constitutional government.
Protect our 2nd Amendment rights.
Protect the Sanctity of Life.
Secure sustainable natural resources.

Survey

Response Legend

  • SSupports
  • OOpposes
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Expanding background checks to include guns purchased from private individuals. O
2. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law. O
3. Prohibiting abortion except when it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother. S
4. Allowing biological males that identify as transgender to play on female sports’ teams. O
5. Providing state funding to abortion entities that perform or refer for abortion. O
6. Allowing all parents to use tax credits, vouchers, or education savings accounts to enable their children to attend any public, charter, private, homeschool, or online academy. S
7. Legalizing physician-assisted suicide. O
8. Allowing parents to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues. S
9. Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs. S
10. Keeping the flat income tax rate in Arizona’s state tax code. S
11. Requiring any government entity, including schools, to inform parents about their child’s physical, emotional, or mental health. S
12. Establishing electric retail competition to eliminate the current monopoly system for electric utilities. S