Susan L. King – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Currently Elected State Representative District 71, Texas

Republican Party of Texas
702 Sayles DriveAbilene, TX 79605
(325) 677-0883
Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

King moved to West Texas in 1979 after growing up in Houston. King is married to Dr. Austin King, MD and has three grown children and three grandchildren.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

Upon graduation she returned to Houston and worked with renowned cardiac surgeon Denton Cooley, MD. King served as Co-Director of Surgery and Head of Education for the operating rooms at St. Luke´s Episcopal, Texas Children´s Hospital, and the Texas Heart Institute. Currently, Rep. King is co-owner of Elm Place Ambulatory Surgical Center in Abilene where she also the Director of Nursing.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

Board Member, Abilene Ballet Theatre

Board Member, Abilene Community Theatre

Board Member, Abilene Philharmonic

Member, Abilene Preservation League

Volunteer Nurse, Boy Scouts

Community Advisor, Junior League

Member, Kappa Alpha Theta

Member, Parent Teacher Association

Member, Young Audiences of Albilene

Texas Conservative Coalition, Board Member

Texas Rural Caucus, Vice Chair

Tourism Caucus

Farm to Table Caucus

Republican Caucus.

She was an active member of the Chronic Kidney Disease Task Force and Vice Chair of the National Conference of State Legislature's Public Health Committee.

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

Before her election to the Texas House of Representatives, Rep. King served on the Abilene Independent School District Board of Trustees from 1998 to 2006, including two years as President of the Board.

Susan Lewis King is a fourth-term Member of the Texas House of Representatives serving District 71, comprised of Taylor, Nolan and Jones Counties in West Central Texas.

Rep. King serves on the House Appropriations Committee, and sits on the Appropriations Subcommittee for Articles I, IV, and V for General Government, the Judiciary, Criminal Justice and Public Safety. Previously she served on the Appropriations Article II Subcommittee for Health & Human Services and Appropriations Article III Subcommittee on Education. She is also a member of the House Public Health Committee and House Administration Committee. Previous committee assignments have included Vice Chair of the House Human Services Committee and Committee on Rules and Resolutions.

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)

Elder, First Central Presbyterian Church

Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)

2013 Lone Star Conservative Guardian Award from the Texas Conservative Roundtable

2013 Community Champion for Children, Child Advocacy Centers

2012 Texas Association Realtors Abilene Chapter-Outstanding Citizen Award

2011 TAM Friend of Medicine Award

The Immunization Project's 2010 "The Protector" award for dedication to immunization

Texas Medical Association 2009 Champion/Family of Medicine award

The Texas Association of Deans & Directors of Professional Nursing Program's 2009 Inaugural Champion for Nursing award

2009 Outstanding Service to Career and Technology Education by the Career and Technology Association of Texas

Texas Association of Business 2009 "Fighter for Free Enterprise" Award

Texas Hospital Association's 2009 Texas Hospital Advocacy

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

BS, Nursing, University of Texas-Austin.

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