Parker to seek re-election

State Representative Tan Parker announced today that he will seek re-election to the Texas House of Representatives.

Initially elected to office in 2006, Rep. Parker will be seeking his fourth term as the State Representative for District 63, based in southwest Denton County.

“I am proud of the many things we have done in the Texas House over the last five years,” Parker stated. 

“We have cut general revenue spending for four consecutive years, reduced taxes, increased education spending, strengthened private property rights, further secured our border and enacted voter ID laws, to name a few successes.  But there is still much work to do in order to secure our continued prosperity as a state, and I look forward to being a conservative voice in addressing those issues.”

According to a press release from the Tan Parker Campaign, since taking office Parker has been a part of key victories for Texas such as being the most economically vibrant state in the nation, reducing taxes on small businesses, crafting responsible spending plans that live within their available means, and increasing the state’s share of public school funding even during these globally challenging economic times. 

His own legislative accomplishments include new laws to enhance local economic development initiatives, improve mobility in North Texas, reduce voter registration fraud, protect children from abuse, improve lake safety, end wasteful government spending and eliminate erroneous regulations on private business.

Rep. Parker’s efforts have earned him recognition from such distinguished organizations as: Texas Association of Business, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Eagle Forum, the Heritage Alliance, Americans for Prosperity, Young Conservatives of Texas, the Texas Realtors Association and many others.  Most recently Rep. Parker earned the 2011 Taxpayer Champions Award from Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, their highest distinction, for his efforts to reduce state spending and more efficiently deliver necessary public services.

Reconfigured during the recent redistricting process, House District 63 now comprises the southwest corner of Denton County.  It entirely includes communities currently represented by Rep. Parker, including: Flower Mound, Argyle, Lantana, Trophy Club, Justin, Northlake, Bartonville, Copper Canyon, Double Oak, Ponder, Roanoke, Dish and portions of: Highland Village, Lewisville, Southlake and Ft. Worth.

Parker resides in Flower Mound with his wife, Beth, and their two daughters, Lauren and Ashley.  Together they attend St. Ann’s Church.  In addition to serving as a state lawmaker, Parker is a successful Texas businessman.  He also serves on several boards of directors and advisory panels, including the University of Dallas, Communities in Schools North Texas and the Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County.


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