Released today from the Ken Paxton Campaign:
This morning (9/21/11), State Representative Ken Paxton announced his candidacy for the Texas State Senate. This afternoon, demonstrating the strong support he enjoys across Dallas and Collin Counties, Paxton also released a list of more than 850 key endorsements secured across both counties.
Paxton said, “I’m incredibly honored that so many people have agreed to help launch our campaign and humbled that so many individuals have honored me with their endorsement. In less than twenty-four hours, we are off to an incredible start.”
A lifetime conservative Republican, Ken Paxton is currently serving as the State Representative for District 70, which consists of Frisco, Allen, McKinney, Prosper and Celina. The new Senate District 8 now includes all or portions of Allen, Dallas, Lucas, Fairview, Frisco, McKinney, Murphy, Parker, Plano, Richardson, Sachse, St. Paul, and Wylie.
Representative Paxton stated, “I’m running because I believe it is my responsibility to reduce the size and scope of government and to protect individual freedom for all Texans. If elected State Senator, I will continue to champion real taxpayer protections and promote government transparency. The key to increasing our freedoms in society is to minimize the role of government. We must control government spending to reduce the burden on our citizens.”
First elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2002, Representative Paxton has boasted legislation that supports taxpayers, families, and free enterprise. Ken Paxton lives in McKinney with his wife, Angela, and their four children. 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. After law school, Representative Paxton joined the firm of Strasburger & Price, L.L.P., in Dallas and later served as corporate counsel to JC Penney, Inc. in Plano. 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.