Texas State Senate candidate Ken Paxton announced today that he has now earned the endorsement of Commissioners Duncan Webb, Cheryl Williams, and Matt Shaheen, adding to his previous endorsements from Commissioner Joe Jaynes and Collin County Judge Keith Self.
In making his endorsement, Commissioner Duncan Webb of Plano said, “Ken Paxton has served as a strong advocate in the Texas House. I am confident that he will represent all of SD 8 equally and fairly, and I trust that he will represent our county well in Austin.” Commissioner Webb, an attorney and former Plano ISD school board member, was first elected to the commissioner’s court in 2010. His precinct covers the Collin County portion of Dallas, as well as portions of Plano.
Commissioner Cheryl Williams represents Parker, Lucas, Murphy, St. Paul, Lavon, Nevada, Copeville, as well as portions of Allen, Plano, Josephine, Dallas, Richardson, Sachse, Wylie, Garland, Royse City, and Fairview. In endorsing Rep. Paxton she said, “Ken Paxton is an experienced statesman that has always been responsive to local elected officials. His open door approach to government is exactly what we need in Austin. He understands the needs of the county, and he will work tirelessly to represent the conservative values of all of our residents. I know he will represent our cities and our county equally in the Texas State Senate.” Commissioner Williams was first elected to the court in 2010. She is a former Plano City Council member and Mayor Pro-Tem and currently owns a consulting firm.
Elected in 2008, Matt Shaheen serves as Commissioner for Precinct 1, representing West Plano, Frisco, Prosper, Celina and Northwest McKinney. Commissioner Shaheen is a former appointee of Governor Perry to the State Board of Social Workers and has also served on the Ethics Committee. He said, “I know from experience that Representative Paxton is a real conservative who will fight for our principles. He knows how to build consensus, and he will always fight for what is right. I trust that Ken will continue to fight for our constituents as a strong voice in the Senate.”
Commissioner Joe Jaynes stated, “I have known and worked with Ken Paxton for nearly 10 years. Both professionally and personally, I know that Ken is a man of his word and I always know where he stands. I trust Ken to serve our community in the Texas State Senate.” Mr. Jaynes represents New Hope, Princeton, Lowry Crossing, Farmersville, Weston, Anna, Melissa, Blue Ridge, and portions of McKinney, Fairview, and Allen.
Judge Keith Self said, “Ken Paxton is a great state representative for Collin County, and he will be a state senator who represents the interests of our citizens from even a broader perspective. He is well prepared for this job, and it is time for us to send Ken to the Texas State Senate.”
In receiving the endorsements Paxton said, “I’m honored with this united show of support from across the entire county, and for the confidence these leaders have placed in me. I’ve had the opportunity to visit personally with each member to better understand their concerns associated with running what has been one of the fastest growing counties in the nation. I appreciate their leadership in preserving the outstanding quality of life we’ve come to appreciate here in Collin County, and I look forward to working with each of them as state senator.”
Rep. Paxton has been endorsed by over 75% of precinct chairs eligible to endorse in SD 8, and he has earned the endorsement of Texans for Lawsuit Reform, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texas Right to Life, Conservative Republicans of Texas, and Young Conservatives of Texas.