Parker suspends local meetings during legislative session

In keeping with his six year standard, Representative Tan Parker announced the temporary conclusion of his first Saturday coffee gathering with constituents, coinciding with the start of the 83rd Legislative Session. 

The open office hours events will resume on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

“As has always been the case, my attention and focus will be on representing my constituents in Austin during the upcoming legislative session that starts in less than four weeks, “ said Parker.

“The last year and a half of meeting people through my open office hours program has given me great value and perspective to apply while serving them on the House floor.  I do look forward to restarting this great outreach program on September 7th.”

Additionally, Rep. Parker reminded his constituents that they are welcome to share their thoughts with him during the legislative session by contacting his Capitol office at 512.463.0688, his district office at 972.724.8477 or by e-mail at [email protected] 

Rep. Parker also intends to use twitter as a communication tool during the legislative session and encourages people to follow and tweet to him at @tparker63. 

During a typical legislative session, Rep. Parker said he receives thousands of constituent correspondence and works diligently to be responsive to each of them.

Initially elected on November 7, 2006, Rep. Parker represents both rural and urban parts of Denton County which encompasses the cities of Flower Mound, Argyle, Lantana, Dish, Ponder, Justin, Northlake, Copper Canyon, Double Oak, Bartonville, Trophy Club, Roanoke and portions of Lewisville, Fort Worth, Highland Village, Westlake and Southlake.

Preparing for his 4th term in the Texas Legislature, Representative Parker is focusing his efforts on economic development, job creation, strengthening border security and immigration policy, promoting fiscally responsible government spending, providing a strong public education system and protecting family values.

Parker is the current Vice Chairman of the Rules and Resolutions Committee.  He also serves on the Corrections, Urban Affairs and Manufacturing Committees.

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