State Representative Ken Paxton filed the papers required to run for Texas State Senate and announced a super-majority of precinct chairs who reside in Senate District 8, underscoring the strong grassroots support backing his candidacy. The 94 endorsements from both Collin and Dallas counties represent more than 75 percent of those eligible to endorse in the March 6th Republican primary.
Today’s announcement follows a steady string of key endorsements earned by Paxton from key organizations such as Texans for Lawsuit Reform, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texas Right to Life, Conservative Republicans of Texas, and Young Conservatives of Texas. Three weeks ago, Gov. Mike Huckabee headlined a fundraiser for Rep. Paxton’s State Senate campaign, an event attended by over 400 local supporters.
Paxton said, “Precinct chair endorsements are important because they come from those who work in the trenches in their neighborhood. I sincerely appreciate every one of these Republican leaders who have agreed to support our campaign, and will do my best to honor the confidence they have placed in me.”
Paxton announced the support of 94 precinct chairs (see list attached). Several of these grassroots leaders voiced their reasons for endorsing Ken Paxton.
Mary Carl Finkelstein, Chair of Precinct 107 in Plano said, “In the murky world of politics we need senators who will do what they say they will do and stand for the people. Ken Paxton is the candidate who will lead on important issues to save our state and nation. Ken is the proven conservative for me and my family.”
Precinct 1702 Chair Bonnie Wells of Richardson said, “Ken Paxton is a proven conservative leader who fights for the grassroots of our party. I respect him because he knows which battles are worth fighting, and he has always represented our values in Austin.”
Bill Mills, Chair of Precinct 45 in Fairview stated, “Representative Paxton serves with integrity and enthusiasm. He stands for the restoration of family values, fiscal and personal responsibility, and is an outstanding example of true statesmanship.”
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.
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.