State Sen. Ken Horn (R-Frankenmuth) has been named Legislator of the Year by the Michigan Downtown Association (MDA) for his continued efforts to revitalize downtown areas throughout the state.
“I worked closely with the Michigan Downtown Association in consolidating tax increment finance districts into one section of law to improve accountability and transparency," Horn said in a release. "I appreciate their partnership on that legislation and am honored to receive this award. I look forward to many more years of collaboration with MDA to keep our downtowns thriving.”
Horn is serving his second term as senator. Before joining Congress, he served as Saginaw County Commissioner for 16 years. He served on several boards and committees while representing Birch Run, Bridgeport and Frankenmuth Townships and the city of Frankenmuth. In 2006, Horn was elected to serve in the state House of Representatives and, until 2012, represented the cities of Birch Run, Chesaning, Frankenmuth and St. Charles in addition to 12 townships in Saginaw County.
In his current term, he chairs the Senate Economic and Small Business Development Committee and serves on several other Senate boards and committees.