|Texas House of Representatives, District 47|
|2011 - Present|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Service/branch||US Army Reserved|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Workman has a B.S. in Building Construction from Texas A&M University, which he received in 1973. He was also an Adjutant with the Second Brigade from the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets.
Workman is the Secretary and founder of Workman Commercial Construction Services. He served as a Captain, Company Commander, and Engineer Officer in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1973 to 1983.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Workman served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Business & Industry|
|• Economic & Small Business Development|
Workman served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Business & Industry|
|• Rules & Resolutions|
Workman's website highlights the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt:"I will defend our Constitutional freedoms against those who believe the Constitution is a “living” document and are slowly eroding our freedoms guaranteed by that Constitution. For a hundred years all three branches of the Federal government are complicit in the theft of states’ rights and individual freedoms. We cannot allow this to go on and the state legislature has a significant role to play in making sure it stops."
- Excerpt:"Education, like water, elicits great passion…and well it should. Providing the best possible education for our children and young adults is critical to developing a skilled workforce for the future, and ensuring Texas is a state of opportunity for generations to come."
- Excerpt:"One of my chief goals upon entering the legislature was to protect the tax-paying citizens of Texas. Although we must have compassion for those less fortunate, we must not forget the taxpayer who must pay for the services required to help those people who are in need of help."
- Excerpt:"I am opposed to federally run healthcare, known as “Obamacare.” This program alone will add an additional unfunded mandate on the state of Texas of $27 billion over ten years."
Immigration & The Border
- Excerpt:"The border must be secured immediately to stop the flow of crime and drugs into our communities by cutting off smuggling routes for narco-traffickers, international gangs and human traffickers. Texas must invest in more manpower, more equipment and strategic technology to create virtual fencing to support our law enforcement along the border."
Workman's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Support property tax system, and appraisal appeals, reform.
- Opposes high property taxes.
- Opposes diversion of transportation highway funds to other "pet projects."
- Opposes any raise in gas taxes.
Jobs and small business
- Supports expanded tax incentives for communities with high unemployment.
- Supports lowering taxes.
- Supports lessening regulation.
- Supports legislation against lawsuit abuse.
- Believes economic expansion and natural preservation can be achieved simultaneously.
- Supports Texan action in lieu of federal failure.
- Supports more manpower, equipment and technology, including a virtual fencing.
- Supports higher spending on education.
- Supports right to home-school.
- Opposes philosophy of the "living document."
- Supports strong 10th Amendment rights.
- Supports strong 2nd Amendment rights.
- Supports photo ID legislation.
- Supports parental consent and notification laws.
- Opposes partial birth abortion.
- Opposes any government funding of abortion.
- Opposes any tax increases.
- Supports a complete review of all agency spending.
- Supports spending cuts.
- Opposes recent federal health care reform.
- Supports market-based solutions.
Elections for the office of Texas House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on March 4, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Paul Workman was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Scott McKinlay is running as a Libertarian.
Workman won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 47. Workman defeated Ryan Downtown in the May 29 Republican primary election and won re-election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 47, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Paul Workman Incumbent||58.1%||49,220|
|Texas House of Representatives District 47 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Paul Workman Incumbent||66.9%||9,652|
Workman won election to the Texas House of Representatives District 47 seat. He defeated Holly Turner in the March 2 Republican primary and defeated incumbent Democratic Valinda Bolton in the November 2 general election.
Comprehensive donor information for Workman is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Workman raised a total of $1,316,641 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 24, 2013.
|Paul Workman's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Texas State House, District 47||$523,003|
|2010||Texas State House, District 47||$793,638|
|Grand Total Raised||$1,316,641|
2012Workman won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Workman raised a total of $523,003.
|Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Paul Workman's campaign in 2012|
|Workman For Texas||$101,147|
|Associated General Contractors Of Texas||$37,500|
|Houston Associated General Contractors||$28,000|
|Texas Association Of Realtors||$11,859|
|Texas House Leadership Fund||$10,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$523,003|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Workman won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Workman raised a total of $793,638.
|Texas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Paul Workman's campaign in 2010|
|Associated Republicans of Texas||$72,250|
|Texans for Lawsuit Reform||$62,977|
|Associated General Contractors of Texas||$53,260|
|Republican Party of Texas||$50,000|
|Associated General Contractors of Houston||$27,500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$793,638|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index
Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy." Legislators were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.
Workman received a score of 52.9 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index, compared to the grade of A that Workman received for the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
Paul Workman received a grade of A on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
- 2011 Taxpayer Champion. Workman was named a "2011 Taxpayer Champion," which is "the top award presented by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility to legislators based on their rating on the most recent Fiscal Responsibility Index."
Workman and his wife, Sherry, have one son and one daughter. They live in Hill County. His son, Kyle, is married with three children; his daughter, Paula, is married and is adopting. Both his children work in the family business as president and chief financial office, respectively.
Workman and his wife attend Pedernales River Fellowship.
Community service and involvement
Workman has been a member of the Rotary Club of Austin since 1976, serving as it's president in 1998. He is national director of the Associated General Contractors of America. He is a board member and former president of CompGroup AGC, and a board member of Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse-Central Texas. He served as the Chairman of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) - Texas Building Branch in 2008. He is the founder of AGC's Community Mentor-Protégé Initiative and a former board member of the Real Estate Council of Austin.
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- Texas House member page
- Official Campaign website
- Official Facebook Page
- Candidate Twitter Page
- Texas House GOP YouTube Channel
- Official Campaign Contributions
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Community Impact Newspaper, Vote '10 Q&A (Archive)
- Texas Tribune Profile
- Workman campaign site
- workmanfortexas.com, "Issues," accessed February 21, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 March Primary Election Candidate Filings by County", accessed March 4, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 Democratic Party Primary Election," accessed March 4, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 Republican Party Primary Election," accessed March 4, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "1992 - Current Election History," accessed February 24, 2014
- Official Texas Election Results
- Follow the Money, "Workman, Paul Daniel," accessed July 24, 2013
- Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index," accessed February 22, 2014
- Empower Texans, "2011 Taxpayer Champions
Valinda Bolton (D)
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