Kenneth Kahn was first elected to serve on the Business Committee of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in March 2003. He was elected Tribal Chairman in April 2016.
He comes from a family that has a tradition of involvement in tribal politics. His grandmother, grandfather and father all served on the tribe’s Business Committee at one time. His mother currently serves on the tribe’s Education Committee.
Kenneth was employed by the Chumash Casino, where he worked in the auditing department.
He is interested in focusing his efforts on educating the tribe’s youth and also on instilling a renewed sense of pride in tribal membership.