Texas State Senate candidate Ken Paxton announced today that he has earned the endorsement of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the Texas State Rifle Association (TSRA), as well as an “A” rating from each organization.
Tara Mica, NRA-ILA State Liaison, said, “NRA is proud to endorse Ken Paxton for Texas Senate. As a fellow NRA member, Ken Paxton knows firsthand the importance of protecting the Second Amendment and preserving our right to self-defense. His record in the Texas House demonstrates his strong commitment to both of these principles.”
Alice Tripp, Legislative Director of the TSRA said, “Texas gun owners could not have a better friend in the Texas Senate than Ken Paxton. We’ve worked with him in the Texas House and look forward to working with him in the Texas Senate.”
Paxton said, “I appreciate these endorsements and remain committed to protecting our Second Amendment freedoms as a member of the Texas Senate.”
As a member of the Texas House of Representatives, the NRA-Political Victory Fund has previously named Rep. Paxton as an “A” Rated and endorsed candidate in 2004, 2006, 2008, and in 2010.
Ken Paxton is currently serving as the State Representative for District 70, an office he first won in 2002. Ken and his wife, Angela, have four children and live in McKinney. He is a graduate of Baylor University, where he earned a B.A. and an M.B.A. He then attended the University Of Virginia School Of Law, earning a J.D. degree in 1991. Now in private practice near the downtown square in McKinney, Paxton specializes in estate planning, probate, real estate, and business matters. A small businessman, he owns and operates a title company.
Rep. Paxton’s previous endorsements include Collin County Judge Keith Self, and Collin County Commissioners Duncan Webb, Cheryl Williams, Matt Shaheen, and Joe Jaynes. In addition, 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.
The new Senate District 8 now includes all or portions of Allen, Dallas, Fairview, Frisco, Lucas, McKinney, Murphy, Parker, Plano, Richardson, Sachse, St. Paul, and Wylie.