Meet Tan Parker

Currently, in his seventh term, State Representative Tan Parker represents House District 63 that stretches across the bluebonnets of Flower Mound to the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth to the horse county of Argyle.


Initially elected to office in 2006, Parker is an effective champion for economic development, job creation, tax relief, appraisal reform, border security, and promoting fiscally responsible government spending.


He is also known for his advocacy for children in the foster care system, supporting homeless teens, eradicating human trafficking, and the protection and welfare of children on a wide range of issues including abuse, wellness, and public safety.

For the 86th Legislative Session, Parker was appointed to serve on the House Committees on State Affairs, Business & Industry, and House Administration.


Collectively, these committees have oversight on matters pertaining to state policy, the operation, and regulation of state agencies, cybersecurity, industry and manufacturing, regulation of business transactions, the protection of consumers, the general operation of the Texas House of Representatives, and many other issues. 


Previously, Parker has served on House Committees with jurisdiction over: investments and financial services, the state prison system, technological and economic development, Texas' fiscal policy, financial institutions, the delivery of social services, municipal operations, and other key issues facing Texas.

Since taking office, Parker's legislative accomplishments have included:
  • Empowering communities with the tools necessary to utilize available infrastructure resources to attract and retain large-scale economic development projects and create new jobs

  • Improving the efficiency of local government operations to save tax dollars

  • Moving more children out of foster care and into permanent homes

  • Further protecting Texans from human trafficking and children by better-educating parents, students, and teachers as to the signs of and how to prevent child abuse 

  • Strengthening election integrity

  • Reducing government regulations on private businesses

  • Extending the Good Samaritan Act to include volunteer emergency service personnel

  • Improving upon lake recreational safety

  • Expanding Right to Try for the terminally and chronically ill