ALEC-FreedomWorks Legislator of the Week

Ken Ivory was born in Mt. Pleasant, Utah in 1963. He grew up in Tempe, Arizona, graduating from McClintock HS in 1981. Ken spent about three years in Japan teaching English and managing student exchange programs to the U.S. This led to establishing a Japanese language program at Provo District High Schools, where Ken was the first Japanese teacher at Provo H.S. Graduating from BYU in 1989 with a degree in Japanese, Ken was immediately hired as a coordinator of international relations in the mayor’s office of the city of Osaka, Japan. Ken received his JD from California Western School of Law in 1994.

Ken practiced business law in Las Vegas, including serving as general counsel for a publicly traded Japanese company until moving back to Utah in 1999, where he established his own business in estate planning and mediation.

Ken was elected to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012 and is in his third term in the House. He is known throughout the United States for his expertise on Federalism, and the public lands issue in the West. Ken is the Federalism Subcommittee Chair at the American Legislative Exchange Council and is grateful to be in a position to make a positive difference in restoring the principles of freedom that our nation was founded upon.