See the campaign announcement below for Ken Yang (R) for State Representative, District 83.
Benton Native Ken Yang Announces Republican Bid for House District 83 “I will be ready to serve and fight for the people of District 83 on Day 1.”
Republican Ken Yang, born and raised in Benton, Arkansas, has officially announced his candidacy for State Representative, District 83, which includes portions of Saline County.
Ken’s campaign will focus on the conservative principles that have Arkansas’s economy booming and the family values that make our state the best place to live, work, and raise a family. No one knows that better than Ken, a first-generation immigrant of Taiwan.
In 1949, Ken’s father fled China during the Communist Revolution. In 1983, he immigrated to the United States, along with Ken’s mother, where they would eventually move to Arkansas and open what would become a staple in the Benton community, Sin-Sin restaurant.
For more than 30 years, Ken’s family owned and operated Sin-Sin, which is where Ken was first taught the importance of hard work, the value of a dollar, and the conservative foundation that has led Ken to pursue his own American Dream.
“After much thought and prayer, I am excited to announce my Republican candidacy for State Representative, District 83. Now more than ever, we need bold conservative leaders at the State Capitol – someone who will stand up to the woke mob and against Biden’s attempt to drive his liberal agenda down the throats of middle America. I will be that leader.
“My record is clear: for the past 10 years, I have fought for the conservative principles that empower parents, protect our children from indoctrination, and defend our families from Washington telling us how to raise our kids. I have fought alongside our conservative legislators to help make Arkansas the most pro-life state in the nation and have tirelessly defended our religious liberties, while advocating for lower taxes that benefit all Arkansans. And when the left waged war on women’s sports in Arkansas by trying to allow biological males to compete against them, I worked with those same members to put a stop those efforts.
“I am prepared, principled, and experienced, and with your prayers and support, I will be ready to serve and fight for the people of District 83 on Day 1.”
Learn more about Ken and his campaign by visiting www.facebook.com/VoteKenYang.
Ken is a native of Benton, graduate of Benton High School, and a first-generation immigrant of Taiwan.
His father fled China in 1949 during the Communist Revolution and in 1983, with Ken’s mother, immigrated to the United States. Born and raised in Saline County, Ken’s family owned and operated the Sin-Sin restaurant in Benton for over 30 years. This is where Ken was first taught the value of hard work, which has allowed him to live and pursue his own American Dream.
Ken has participated in the Arkansas Governor’sSchool and interned at the Saline County Prosecuting Attorney’s office – both experiences of which helped grow his immense love and passion for Arkansas politics and its people. At the age of 20, Ken served as the Saline County District Court case coordinator at the Prosecutor’s office.
A Hendrix College alum, Ken graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and was presented with the Outstanding Leadership and Service award as a student. Ken also lettered in NCAA III tennis at Hendrix and was named an academic honors athlete.
Upon graduation, Ken served as Campaign Manager for then State Representative Mark Martin’s successful – and historic – campaign for Arkansas Secretary of State, which cemented Martin as the first Republican Secretary of State elected in the state since Reconstruction.
Ken has held numerous positions in national campaigns, including as a key member of the national field team for Newt Gingrich’s 2012 Presidential campaign and as the former Speaker’s State Field Director for Ohio and Alabama.
After the 2012 election cycle, Ken returned to Arkansas and announced his candidacy for Arkansas State Auditor. It was his first foray as a candidate for office, as he attempted to become the youngest state-wide office holder in the nation. Ken garnered national attention for his campaign and was invited to a panelist at the National Republican Women’s Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. He has appeared on Fox News, CNN, and Good Morning America.
Ken previously served as Director of Governmental Affairs at Arkansas Family Council, where he led the Council’s effort to help pass the Protect Women’s Sports Act, as well as many pro-life bills.
Ken is the former President of the Arkansas Republican County Chairman’s Association. a.k.a. “Chair of the Chairs,” and Chairman of the Saline County Republican Committee. He is the founder and president of one of Arkansas’ top consulting firms, American Dream Strategies, LLC.