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Senator Ken Armbrister, Principal Emeritus


Senator Ken Armbrister

Cell: (512) 217-9204

Senator Ken Armbrister served two terms in the Texas House of Representatives before being elected to the Texas Senate. After a distinguished 20 years of service in the Texas Senate, Senator Armbrister chose not to run for reelection and retired from public office. His service to Texas did not end upon leaving the Senate, however, as Ken accepted the position of Legislative Director in the Office of Governor Rick Perry, where he continued to fight for good public policy on behalf of all Texans. Ken Armbrister’s entire adult life has been committed to public service in Texas. Upon leaving the Texas Senate, Armbrister had committed nearly thirty-eight years to serving the people of Texas.


Before his legislative career began, Ken Armbrister was a Captain with the Victoria Police Department and Director of the Victoria Regional Police Training Academy. He is a graduate of Sam Houston State University and the FBI National Academy. Ken Armbrister also served as Vice-President of the Victoria Independent School District.

During his tenure in the legislature, he was named one of the Top Ten Best Legislators, and was honored by education, medical, criminal justice, and water groups, among others, for his service to Texas. Ken Armbrister served on and was Chairman of every major committee in the Senate, was elected President Pro-Tempore of the Senate and served as acting governor.


Ken Armbrister is married to his college sweetheart Susie, with whom he has two children, Erin and Shane, and three grandchildren.

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