Phil King – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Currently Elected State Representative District 61, Texas

Republican Party of Texas
P.O. Box 1913Weatherford, TX 76086
(817) 381-8282
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.

Profession (professional 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.

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

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.

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.

Military (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, type and date of discharge)

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.

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