Ken was first elected MLA for Saskatoon Silver Springs in 2003. He was re-elected in the 2007 and 2011 provincial elections. With the changes in provincial boundaries, he was re-elected in 2016 as the MLA for Saskatoon Willowgrove.
Ken was previously the Minister of Central Services and Minister responsible for the Public Service Commission and the Provincial Capital Commission.
Since the Saskatchewan Party formed government, Ken has been responsible for various other portfolios including time as Minister of Crown Corporations, Minister of Enterprise, Minister responsible for SaskEnergy, and Minister responsible for Trade.
Ken has served Saskatchewan as Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport, Minister responsible for the Public Service Commission, Minister of First Nations and Métis Relations, Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation, and Minister responsible for Northern Affairs. He has also been Minister of Environment, Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Watershed Authority, and Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Water Corporation.
He was previously a member of the Privileges committee and the House Services committee.
Ken has B.A. (Honours) in Economics and Political Science and a Masters of Business Administration.
Prior to being elected, Ken worked with Western Economic Diversification assisting individual businesses and industries to grow and expand.
Ken and his wife Trish have raised their son Carter and daughter Paige in Saskatoon, and the entire family is very active in several community organizations and activities.