Ben is a Republican who has served as Plainfield Township Trustee since his election in 2016. During his time on the Plainfield Township Board, Ben has a strong record of increased transparency, open and honest communication, and making local government more accessible to everyone.

Prior to serving as a member of the Board of Trustees, Ben served his community in a number of ways, including as an aide to former State Representative Chris Afendoulis and now-State Senator Peter MacGregor. During his time in the Legislature, Ben worked day in and day out to help meet the needs of Kent County residents -- both through constituent services and legislative efforts. He also served on the Plainfield Township Zoning Board of Appeals, where he helped residents navigate ordinances and property challenges.

Ben is a parishoner at the Basilica of St. Adalbert in Grand Rapids, where he is active in music ministry and the Knights of Columbus.

Ben and his fiancee, Taylor, reside in Plainfield Township, where they are raising their daughter, Isabelle.