Conservative Lawmaker Cites Recent Legislative Successes and the Continued Need for Strong Conservative Leadership in Seeking Another Term in the Texas House

Flower Mound – On the heels of a successful legislative session highlighted by many conservative victories, State Representative Tan Parker announced that he will seek re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2016. Initially elected to office in 2006, Rep. Parker has earned the reputation of a hardworking lawmaker who is a tireless advocate for Denton County and the entire North Texas Region. His efforts this past session were lauded by leading conservative groups across the state.

“Texas remains the shining model of what can be accomplished when government keeps sight of its central purpose and does not overextend its reach beyond its core responsibilities,” Parker stated. “During my tenure in office your Texas Legislature has balanced budgets, provided record tax cuts while still investing more in key public services, further secured our border and led the nation in new job creation and in protecting the sanctity of life. However, Texas must keep its resilient conservative leadership in place to address the challenges and attacks on our way of life that continue to emerge. Protecting what we have worked so hard to build and further extending those successes is why I am running for re-election.”

Since taking office, Representative Parker’s own legislative accomplishments include state laws to enhance local economic development initiatives, end wasteful government spending, eliminate erroneous regulations on private business, reduce voter registration fraud, fight back against human trafficking and child pornography, increase services and opportunities for homeless children and protecting the conservative social fabric of our state. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Investments and Financial Services Committee and was honored at the beginning of the recent session to be unanimously chosen by his Republican colleagues to lead them as the Chairman of the House Republican Caucus.

House District 63 comprises the southwest corner of Denton County. It includes the communities of Flower Mound, Argyle, Lantana, Trophy Club, Justin, Northlake, Bartonville, Copper Canyon, Double Oak, Ponder, Roanoke, Dish and portions of: Highland Village, Lewisville, Southlake, Westlake and Ft. Worth.

Parker resides in Flower Mound with his wife, Beth, and their two daughters, Lauren and Ashley. Together they attend St. Ann’s Church. In addition to serving as a state lawmaker, Parker is a successful Texas businessman. He also serves on several boards of directors and advisory panels, including the University of Dallas, Communities in Schools of North Texas and the Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County.