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Parker to seek re-election

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State Rep. Tan Parker

The local representative in the Texas House announced Thursday that he is seeking re-election.

State Representative Tan Parker will seek re-election to Texas House District 63, according to his campaign’s news release.

“Despite achieving many conservative victories during the recently concluded 85th Legislative Session, Parker is ready to continue his focus on public service and working openly with his constituents on the issues that matter to them,” the news release said.

“During the 85th Legislative Session, I was proud that lawmakers delivered a very conservative budget while funding Texas’ core needs,” Parker said in a prepared statement. “This was accomplished without raising taxes even though we faced a budget shortfall. In addition to ensuring state government lives within its means, I also personally worked to make certain we passed the toughest sanctuary cities bill in the nation and also put in place legislation to further protect the sanctity of life along with many other significant conservative accomplishments.”

Parker lives in Flower Mound with his wife, Beth, and their two daughters, Lauren and Ashley. Parker is a successful Texas businessman, the news release said, adding that Parker is known for being a passionate advocate for community and serving others and is on several boards of directors and advisory councils, including the University of Dallas, Communities in Schools North Texas, the Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County, and Kyle’s Place, an emergency shelter project for homeless teens.

District 63 primarily covers southern Denton County, including all of Flower Mound, Double Oak, Copper Canyon, Bartonville, Lantana, Argyle and Northlake, as well as some of Highland Village and Lewisville, and much of the rural western side of Denton County.

“While we were able to pass sensible policies that will keep Texas economically vibrant and the leading state to live, work, and raise a family, I personally want to continue to fight for greater property tax reform, school finance solutions, paycheck protections from labor unions and see Governor Greg Abbott’s bill that I carried on state spending limits pass,” Parker said. “I will continue to provide conservative leadership to protect the Texas that we have worked so hard to build. If the residents of House District 63 will honor me with their vote, they can be assured that I will remain the effective and accessible lawmaker they have come to know and an unwavering stalwart of their taxpayer dollars.”

The primary election for the Texas House of Representatives will be in May, and the general election will be in November 2018.

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