Ben is a senior at K-State graduating in May 2015 with a bachelors degree in music composition. He also teaches violin lessons as a part time job.
His family moved to Manhattan when he was 13 for his dad to pastor a church. In the following years, Ben started getting involved locally in political issues and campaigns and eventually also with internships in the state legislature and with Congressman Huelskamp.
In 2012, he was elected to his first public office, as Republican Precinct Committeeman for Ogden Township.
Ben has also been involved in several student groups at K-State, including being former Secretary for College Republicans, and current Concertmaster in the K-State Orchestra.