KEN ARMBRISTER, received his Bachelor of Science degree
in Criminal Justice in 1971. Ken Armbrister served
two terms in the Texas House of Representatives before
being elected to the Texas Senate in 1986. He has
been a member of the Senate Finance, State Affairs,
Natural Resources, Nominations, Intergovernmental
Relations, Agriculture, and Economic Development committees
and the Senate Administration Technology Subcommittee.
He is the immediate past President Pro Tempore of
the Texas Senate, and he served as Governor For A
Day on September 14, 1996. He currently serves as
chair of the Senate State Affairs Committee, and in
addition is a member of the Legislative Budget Board,
Legislative Audit Committee, Council on Competitive
Government, Research and Oversight Council on Workers
Compensation, University Interscholastic League Advisory
Council, Department of Information Resources, Edwards
Aquifer Oversight Panel, and the Sunset Advisory Commission.
Senator Armbrister is a former police captain with
14 years of law enforcement experience and over 10
years of service as the director for the Victoria
Regional Police Academy. Before being elected to the
Legislature, he served as vice-president of the Victoria
School Board. Armbrister has been named as one of
the Ten Best Legislators by Texas Monthly, one of
the Top Ten Legislative Crime-Fighters, and has been
listed as one of the Outstanding Young Men of America.
Other honors include the Texas State Chamber of Commerce
Legislative Leadership Award, and the Texas Wildlife
Association Award for wildlife resources legislation.
The Armbrister family resides in Victoria.