Tan Parker – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Currently Elected State Representative District 63, Texas

Republican Party of Texas
1313 Paprika Dr.Flower Mound, TX 75028
Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

He resides in Flower Mound, Texas with his wife Beth and their daughters, Lauren and Ashley.

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

Executive Education, University of Pennsylvania, Aresty Institute, Wharton School of Business

MS, Economics, London School of Economics

BA, Political Philosophy, University of Dallas.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

As a businessman, Parker has a decorated 18 year career that includes valuable experience in the manufacturing, technology, software, financial services and training industries. Previously, Parker has held executive positions with Fortune 500 companies as well as with pioneering new start up organizations. He is also the founder of Applied Business Strategies, a management consulting firm that helps to build and optimize the performance of corporations.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

Member, Denton County Republican Men's Club

Co-Founder, Denton County Young Republicans

Volunteer, Multiple Political Campaigns

Volunteer, United States Commerce Department in London

Texas State Chairman, Young Americans for Dole-Kemp

Strike Force Captain, Franklin County, Ohio, Bush Presidential Campaign

Strike Force Captain, State of Arkansas, George W. Bush for President.

Parker was appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to chair the Texas Industrial Development Corporation, where he focused on job creation strategies and broad based economic development. Recently, Parker was inducted as a delegate to the British-American Project, a widely regarded organization focused on improving upon transatlantic relations – both in a diplomatic and economic sense. Parker also serves on several board of directors and advisory councils, including the University of Dallas, Communities in Schools North Texas and the Childrens Advocacy Center for Denton County.

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

Tan Parker was first elected the State Representative from House District 63 in 2006 after successfully emerging from a competitive five-way Republican primary and then winning that year’s general election with no opposition. After a successful first term in office, he was overwhelmingly re-elected in 2008 with 73% percent of the vote and then again faced no opposition in 2010 and 2012.

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)

Member, Saint Ann Church

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