Ken Borton (R)

Background:

Ken Borton is a Republican candidate running for election to represent District 105 in the Michigan House of Representatives.

Borton graduated from Liberty University, where he studied advanced bible study and biblical counseling.

He’s lived in Gaylord since 1995 with his wife Brenda, and owns the Snowman Cam. Borton is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and a CPL holder.

Borton was elected as Otsego County Commissioner in 2010 without, according to his campaign website, ever putting up a sign, knocking on a door, knowing what a county commissioner was or the responsibilities of the job, or spending a dime.

Endorsements:

Right to Life Michigan

Bill Wishart – mayor of Gaylord

Kevin Johnson – owner of Johnson Oil Company

Suzy DeFeyter – Otsego County clerk

Matt Nowicki – Otsego County sheriff

Bill Wishart – Gaylord City Councilman

Issues:

Borton lists reducing taxes, fees and regulations, encouraging managed growth and protecting Michigan’s natural resources as campaign goals. Borton’s campaign website does not elaborate on his plans for accomplishing those goals.

Top Donors:

Ken Borton

Michigan Farm Bureau PAC

Wentorth Majority Fun PAC

James Stamas Campaign

Marvin Rubingh

*Donor information comes from transparencyusa.org.