League City Mayor Pat Hallisey and fellow Councilmembers are mourning the loss of Galveston County Commissioner Ken Clark—a friend, mentor, and longtime advocate for improving Galveston County’s transportation and mobility issues.
Clark—one of Galveston County's longest serving elected officials—died on Sunday, May 8 at the age of 58, having been hospitalized by recent health issues. To honor the life and public service of Clark, Texas Governor Greg Abbot on May 9 granted Galveston County Judge Mark Henry's request for U.S. and Texas flags to be flown at half-staff in Galveston County and League City.
“Today is a sad day for League City, Galveston County, and Precinct 4,” said League City Mayor Pat Hallisey. “Clark leaves behind a legacy of constantly working and striving to improve our county and our community, particularly in the area of transportation and mobility.”
Clark represented Galveston County Precinct 4 as commissioner since 1998. In recent years, he served as the chairman of the Houston-Galveston Area Council's Transportation Policy Council, which helps direct millions of dollars of grant funding to mobility projects around the Greater Houston area.
“Ken Clark was a friend and mentor to many of us,” said Andy Mann, League City councilmember and friend of Clark. “He was always there for us, but more importantly, he was always ready to help with projects that improved the lives of the citizens of League City. Our deep condolences go out to his wife and the rest of his family. Ken served as a sterling example of a public servant, father, and husband. We honor his service to our city and grieve his passing. We take solace in the belief that his suffering has ended and that we will see him again.”
Clark was married to his wife, Sherry, for 34 years. They had seven children together.