Kenneth John (Ken) Burgess (January 5, 1928 – September 10, 2005) was a politician in Manitoba, Canada. He is the longest-serving mayor of Brandon, Manitoba, having held the position from 1979 to 1989.
Burgess was chair of the Brandon school board in the late 1960s. He ran for the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba in the 1973 municipal election as a candidate of the Progressive Conservative Party, and was defeated by New Democratic Party incumbent Leonard Evans in the division of Brandon East.
Burgess was first elected Mayor of Brandon in a 1979 by-election. He was returned by acclamation in 1980, and was re-elected in 1983 and 1986. Burgess was often involved in disagreements with the federal government over the subsidy for Brandon's airport.
- Winnipeg Free Press, 1 February 1969, p. 4.
- "Winnipeg millionaire takes on coalition", Globe and Mail, 14 October 1980, P8.
- Kevin Rollason, "They left huge legacies", Winnipeg Free Press, 2 January 2006, B5.
- "Brandon receives airport subsidy", Globe and Mail, 12 March 1987, A8.
- Randy Turner, "Three fight for office", Winnipeg Free Press, 21 October 1989, 2. He was 61 years old at the time.