Kenny E. Marchant – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Currently Elected U.S. Representative District 24, Texas

Republican Party of Texas
2125 N. Josey Lane, Suite 200Carrollton TX 75006
(972) 462-0790
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)

Congressman Kenny Marchant was sworn in on January 4, 2005, as the new Representative for the 24th District of Texas. Upon his induction into the U.S. House, Marchant was appointed to three committees for the 109th Session of Congress. He currently serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure, Education and Workforce, and Government Reform Committees.

Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

Congressman Marchant was born in Bonham, Texas on February 23, 1951, and was then raised in Carrollton. Congressman Marchant and his wife Donna reside in Coppell, Texas. They raised their four children (three sons and one daughter) in the 24th District and are proud grandparents of two granddaughters.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

After graduating from Southern Nazarene University, Congressman Marchant started his own construction and home building business. As a small business owner, he was responsible for creating jobs and meeting a regular payroll, an experience that taught him the importance of entrepreneurship and free enterprise.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

Marchant is active in funding educational scholarships, assisting local charities, and aiding local churches through the Marchant Family Foundation.

These are his memberships:

Past Advisory Board, Children's Medical Center

Past Member, Texas Parent Teacher Association

Past President, Metroplex Home Builders Association, Carrollton Division

Past Vice Chair, Southern Nazarene University Board of Trustees

Kenny is also an active member of the Republican Study Committee (RSC).

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

Congressman Marchant currently serves on the House Committee on Ways & Means. The Ways and Means Committee is often said to be the most influential committee because of its broad jurisdiction that includes tax policy, Social Security, trade, and Medicare. Congressman Marchant serves as a member of the Subcommittee on Oversight and the Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures. In the 113th Congress, he was selected by Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp to Chair the Tax Reform Working Group on Debt, Equity and Capital as part of the Committee’s effort to achieve comprehensive tax reform.

In addition, Congressman Marchant serves as a senior member on the House Committee on Education and Workforce which handles education, health, workforce, and pension

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)

Church of the Nazarene

Past Board of Trustees, Carrollton Nazarene Church

Past General Board, General Nazarene Church

Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)

During his time in the Texas House, Kenny was named a "Top Ten Legislator" by Texas Monthly, "Legislator of the Year" by the Texas Municipal League, and "Top Pro-Family Legislator of the Year" by the American Family Association for his consistent record of sponsoring and supporting pro-family legislation. As a member of Congress, Kenny has received numerous honors and awards including "Champion of National Security" for his strong record of defending America's sovereignty, safety, and freedom; "Taxpayer Hero" for his principled stand against earmarks and excessive government spending; "Defender of Economic Freedom" for his consistent record of cutting taxes and reducing the size of government; "Defender of Liberty" for his commitment to conservative principles; and "Guardian of Small Business" for his unwavering support for small business.

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

Marchant holds both a Bachelors and an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma.

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


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