State Senator Ken Paxton (R-McKinney)

Ken Paxton

Most recent rating on the Fiscal Responsibility Index: A+

Cumulative rating on the Fiscal Responsibility Index: A+

Yes, Ken Paxton has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.

Senate District 8

First elected in 2002

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Previous ratings on the Fiscal Responsibility Index:

2013: A+
2011: A+
2009: A+
2007: A+

Recent Key Votes Made By :

  • Opposed increasing budget beyond reasonable levels and increasing legislator pensions (SB1 House-Senate conference report, 83rd Legislature)
  • Opposed imposing a new tax on small manufacturers at the behest of large manufacturers (HB3536, 83rd Legislature)
  • Supported reconsidering an unconstitutional infringement on political speech (SCR33, 83rd Legislature)

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Telephone: 512-463-0108

Senator Paxton is an Attorney from McKinney, Texas. He earned his BA and MBA Degrees from Baylor University and his JD from the University of Virginia School of Law. He currently lives in McKinney with his wife, Angela, and their four children. Representative Paxton has served in the Texas House of Representatives since 2003.

Committee Assignments during 83rd Legislative Session: Transportation (Vice Chair); Education; Government Organization; Intergovernmental Relations; Jurisprudence; Redistricting (Select)

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