Ben is a loving husband to his wife Kelly and is father to three little girls – Addison, Emelia, and Charlotte. He's a small town Iowan, born in Waterloo, IA, and raised in a blue collar family in Quasqueton, IA, a town of 499 people.
He’s the son of a meat plant worker and a registered nurse. After playing college baseball, Ben was the first in his family to earn a four-year college degree. He went on to earn a law degree and to serve as an aide to Congressman John Kline (R-MN), who carried the ‘nuclear football’ for President Ronald Reagan. Ben now operates a small law practice in Independence.