The son of an Air Force veteran, Republican Texas State Senator Ken Paxton has consistently been recognized as a conservative, stalwart Texas leader with a deep passion and respect for our U.S. Constitution. He is known for his principled and uncompromising devotion to conservative principles - a man who has demonstrated enormous political courage throughout his service to Texas.
On August 1, 2013, Senator Paxton announced his candidacy for Attorney General stating, "Washington has a bull's-eye on Texas, and we need bold leadership to hold the line against our out-of-control federal government as it continually encroaches on our rights and liberties. I have a loud and clear message for Barack Obama: Mr. President, Texans will govern Texas!"
Ken Paxton was born December 23, 1962, on Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota where his father was stationed. Ken lives in McKinney with his wife, Angela, a guidance counselor at Legacy Christian Academy in Frisco. The Paxton’s have four children; Tucker (20), Abby (18), Madison (16), and Katie (14). The Paxton’s attend Prestonwood Church in Plano.
Ken graduated from Baylor University, where he served as Student Body President, earning a B.A. in Psychology in 1985 and an M.B.A. in 1986. He earned his J.D. degree from the University Of Virginia School Of Law in 1991.
Paxton accepted a position with Arthur Andersen as a management consultant. After law school, Sen. Paxton joined the firm of Strasburger & Price, L.L.P, before joining J.C. Penney Company, Inc., as their in-house counsel. He is currently a named partner in the law firm of Pittenger, Paxton, Nuspl, & Crumley where he specializes in estate planning, probate, real estate and general business matters. Additionally, he owns and operates a title company in McKinney.
Member, Allen Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors, Centennial Medical Center
Member/Past Board of Directors, Collin County Bar Association
Member, Frisco Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors, Marketplace Ministries
Member, McKinney Chamber of Commerce
Member, McKinney Rotary.
Ken Paxton was first elected in 2002 as a State Representative in House District 70, and served in the Texas House of Representatives for 10 years prior to being elected to represent Texas Senate District 8 in 2012.
Charter Member, Stonebriar Community Church