Ken was born and raised in Gainesville, FL and attended Terwilliger, Ft Clarke and Buchholz prior to college. Following his parents' footsteps, Ken attended the University of Florida and earned his Master's degree with high honors from the Fisher School of Accounting. Ken has been married for over thirty-two years to his wife Angela.They have two children, Connor and Christopher, who both attended public schoolin Alachua County.
As a small business owner, Ken has hadthe opportunity to own and operate a number of small businesses in Alachua County. Ken was trained as a Certified Public Accountant and is currently a Broker-Associate and Senior Vice President with Bosshardt Realty Services, LLC. Commissioner Cornell was elected to the Alachua County Commission in November 2014 and re-elected in 2018 unopposed and re-elected for his third term in 2022. Ken's record of involvement in Alachua County includes serving on the CAPP (Community Agency Partnership Program) citizens advisory board, the Chamber of Commerce public policy board, and various other private and non-profit organization boards. He's a Rotarian and a graduate of ACCESS and will bring his record of caring about and improving our community to the County Commission. Ken likes to travel with his family when he is not kayaking, reading, exercising, or spending time with his rescue pets - Jessie, Sassy and Scrabbles.
Value Adjustment Board
Florida Association of Counties (FAC) Board of Directors
Florida Association of Counties Federal Committee
Florida Association of Counties Health, Safety and Justice Committee
Florida Association of Counties Select Committee on Broadband
Florida Association of Counties Water and Environment Sustainability Committee
National Association of Counties (NACO) Environment, Energy and Land Use Steering Committee
Trust of Alachua County
Library District Governing Board
Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO)
Self-Insured Review Committee