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Biographical Profile for Phil King
Currently Elected State Representative District 61, Texas
Age: 58
Party: Republican Party of Texas
Phone: 817-381-8282
Address: P.O. Box 1913
Weatherford, TX 76086
 
Phil King's positions and views on the issues:
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General: (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
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Personal: (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Phil and his wife Terry are the proud parents of six children, three granddaughters, and four grandsons.
Education: (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
He received a BA and MBA from Dallas Baptist University and a law degree from Texas Wesleyan University. In 2001, King received the Outstanding Alumni award from Dallas Baptist University, and in 2006, Texas Wesleyan University awarded King with the Distinguished Alumni award.
Profession: (profession and work experience outside politics)
Attorney/Partner, King & King, PC, 1994
Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association - Labor Panel, 1993
Justice of the Peace, Parker County, 1991-1998
Captain, Fort Worth Police Department, 1974-1989
Instructor, Dallas Baptist University
Judge, Fort Worth Police Department
Law Partner, Law, Snakard, Gambil, and King Limited Liability Partnership.
Currently, he is a practicing attorney in Weatherford with the firm of Eggleston Flowers & King, LLP.

Military: (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, discharge date and type)
King serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Texas State Guard, one of three branches of the Military Forces of the State of Texas. The Guard assists and augments the Texas National Guard and Texas civil authorities during state emergencies and in homeland security.
Civic: (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Member, Rotary International, present
Board of Directors, Texas Conservative Coalition, present
Member, Texas State Bar, present
Member/Board of Directors, Weatherford College Foundation, 2004-present
Organizer, Texas Law Enforcement Officers for Bush, 1988
Former President, Parker County Bar Association.
He serves on the board of directors for the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Additionally, King serves as Vice-Chair of the Texas Legislative Tea Party Caucus, and is the immediate past Chairman of GOPAC-TX. King also serves as a board member of the steering committee for Power Across Texas, a non-profit learning center for energy issues that impact Texans' every day lives.
In the summer of 2009, King and several of his Republican colleagues formed the Texas chapter of the national political action committee, GOPAC. As chair of GOPAC-TX, King’s goal was to recruit, fundraise and help conservative republican candidates win back seats in the Texas Legislature. GOPAC-TX was instrumental in seeing 101 Republican members elected to the Texas House of Representatives in November of 2010 - the largest Republican majority in the Texas House since Reconstruction.
King is a frequent speaker on telecommunications and energy policy.
Political: (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
King currently serves as a member of the House Committee on Elections and the House Committee on Urban Affairs. King served as Chairman of the Regulated Industries Committee, one of the key committees in the Texas House, for three legislative sessions, where he worked to promote competition in the electricity and telecommunications markets. King was also co-chair of the Electric Utility Restructuring Legislative Oversight Committee, a joint committee of the Texas House and Senate, and served on the Select Committee on Electric Generation Capacity and Environmental Effects.
Religion: (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
Member/Board of Elders, Trinity Bible Church, present
Accomplishments: (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
In 1999, he was named "Freshman Legislator of the Year" by his colleagues, "Rookie Legislator of the Year" by Texas Monthly, and "Crime Fighter of the Year" by the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas. In his second term, he was named a "Fighter for Free Enterprise" by the Texas Association of Business for his work on pro-business issues, and was honored by the Texas State Rifle Association for legislation implementing a firearms safety program in public schools.

During the 78th Legislature and the following Special Sessions, King authored the congressional redistricting legislation. King was also recognized as "Legislator of the Year" by the Texas Association of Builders.
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