Ken Burke


Ken Burke serves as the Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller for Pinellas County, Florida. Burke has served on the Board of Trustees of St. Petersburg College, and was also elected to the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Board of Directors in 2001. In 2005-07 he served as Chair of the Association.

Ken Burke served as president of Catholic Charities Housing Corporation for the diocese of St. Petersburg and on the Board of Governors of Catholic Charities. His community named him “Mr. Seminole” in 1999 in recognition of his civic contribution.

In June 2011, Burke was elected to serve as President of the Florida Association of Court Clerks and Comptrollers, a non-profit, statewide organization.

In addition, his long record of civic involvement includes the following:

  • President of the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club
  • Government chairman for the All Children’s Hospital Development Council
  • President of the Kiwanis Club of Seminole
  • President of the St. Petersburg Jr. College Alumni Association
  • President of the Florida Association of Court Clerks and Comptrollers

Burke was appointed to the Florida Supreme Court’s Standing Committee on Fairness and Diversity. Burke serves as the Chairman of the Legislative Committee of the Florida Government Finance Officers Association (FGFOA) and is a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Court Clerks, County Records & Election Officials (NACRC). Most recently, he was appointed by Governor Rick Scott to the Higher Education Coordinating Council.