King files for 9th term

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, September 14, 2013

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State Rep. Phil King (R-Weatherford) announced this week that he will seek a ninth term in the Texas House of Representatives. King represents District 61, which includes Parker and Wise counties.

“It has been the honor of my life to serve the people of District 61 in the Texas House of Representatives,” King said, “I have spent my tenure in office fighting for limited government, individual liberty, free enterprise and traditional values. I will continue to fight for these principles that are so critical to our district, to Texas and to our nation.”

King currently serves as a member of the Energy Resources and Pensions committees. He also serves on the board of directors for the American Legislative Exchange Council, the Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute and as vice-chair of the Texas Legislative Tea Party Caucus.

King, who was first elected in 1998, was named “Freshman Legislator of the Year” by his colleagues, “Rookie Legislator of the Year” by Texas Monthly, and “Crime Fighter of the Year” by the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas.

In his second term, he was named a “Fighter for Free Enterprise” by the Texas Association of Business for his work on pro-business issues and was honored by the Texas State Rifle Association for legislation implementing a firearms safety program in public schools.

Prior to serving in the legislature, King was a Captain in the Fort Worth Police Department, an instructor at Dallas Baptist University and a Parker County justice of the peace. He received a bachelor of arts and master of business administration from Dallas Baptist University and a law degree from Texas Wesleyan University.

King also serves as a lieutenant colonel in the Texas State Guard, which assists and augments the Texas National Guard and Texas civil authorities during state emergencies and in homeland security.

He also sits on the board of the Weatherford College Education Foundation.

King is a practicing attorney with the firm of Eggleston Flowers and King. He and his family are longtime members of Trinity Bible Church. Phil and his wife, Terry, are the proud parents of six children, four granddaughters and four grandsons.

King will appear as a candidate on the 2014 Republican primary ballot. The Texas primary election is March 4, 2014.

One Response to “King files for 9th term”

  1. The problem with Mr King, he forgets he represents all the people of Wise and Parker Counties. Not just the Tea Party, which is co chair in the State, not just high power, high money business, which fund his campaigns. not just the religious right that is trying to turn the make it fundamentalist Christianity the official religion of the State of Texas. He has lead the charge for hight utility rates, higher phone rates, higher insurance rates while gutting and defunding basic education for all in this state and wanting to use our education tax dollars for a voucher system that offers nothing for the middle and poor lcasses and everything rich partners he panders to at every opportunity. Oh, he will cave in when the political will of the people is so great he cannot ignore it, but work behind their backs as he has done with respect with the Water Conservation District working to exempt oil and gas companies, the largest wasteful users of our precious aquifers. No, it’s time for King to go but the problem has it has always been who will stand up to him and his hundred of thousands of dollars of big business, big gas, big oil funding stashed away after years of raking it in. Early in his career was for the people but for many years now he has forgotten who the real people are. One trip to his Houston masters and he will have all many needed to defect any candidate and buy this election again. Unless you as the voters of Wise and Parker county rise and take a real look at his voting record and be as disgusted as I am and say no more. Phil King must go, for the good of the state, he need to be “retired”


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