|Texas State House, District 61|
|1998 - Present|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||15|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
King currently works as an Attorney with Eggleston, Flowers and King, Limited Liability Partnership. He has previously served as Justice of the Peace for Parker County, Attorney/Partner with King and King, Professional Corporation, Arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association, Labor Panel, and Captain of the Fort Worth Police Department.
King is a member of the Weatherford College Foundation, Rotary International, Texas Conservative Coalition Board, Texas State Bar Association, and Trinity Bible Church.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, King served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Energy Resources|
King served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Urban Affairs|
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Public Safety|
|• Ways & Means|
On his website King lists his legislative priorities as:
- Fighting Illegal Immigration
- Protecting Property Rights
- Reducing Property Taxes, Protecting Taxpayers
- Improving Roads and Transportation
- Improving Public Education
- Defending our Conservative Values of Faith and Family
- HB 469 - Relating to the establishment of incentives by this state for the implementation of certain projects to capture and sequester carbon dioxide that would otherwise be emitted into the atmosphere.
- HB 1659 - Relating to creating an exception to the offense of unlawful installation of a tracking device.
- HB 1662 - Relating to the availability of certain Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District financial information on the district's Internet website.
- HB 2870 - Relating to the requirement that certain state and local governmental entities designate a firearms proficiency officer and require weapons proficiency.
King won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 61. King ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and defeated Matthew Britt (G) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 61, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Phil King Incumbent||88.9%||55,737|
| Texas House of Representatives, District 61 |
2010 General election results
|Phil King (R)||34,513||86.23%|
|Richard Forsythe, Jr. (L)||5,508||13.76%|
On November 4, 2008, King won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 61st District, defeating Charles Randolph (D) and Richard Forsythe, Jr. (L). King received 48,879 votes in the election while Randolph received 16,308 votes, and Forsythe received 2,205 votes. King raised $1,022,317 for his campaign; Randolph raised $1,997.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 61|
|Phil King (R)||48,879||72.52%|
|Charles Randolph (D)||16,308||24.19%|
|Richard Forsythe, Jr. (L)||2,205||3.27%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
King raised a total of $238,976 in 2010. Below are King's top 6 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:
|Perry Bob J||$20,000|
|Texas Optometric Association||$5,000|
|Texas Geo Group Inc.||$5,000|
Below are King's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|Bob J Perry||$62,500|
|Texans for Lawsuit Reform||$33,408|
|Texans for Rick Perry||$25,000|
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 are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.
Phil King received a grade of A+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
- 2011 Taxpayer Champion. King 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."
Currently, he is a practicing attorney in Weatherford with the firm of Eggleston Flowers & King, LLP. Representative King and his family are active members of Trinity Bible Church. Phil and his wife Terry are the proud parents of six children, three granddaughters, and four grandsons.
- Phil King's campaign website
- Texas House of Representatives - Rep. King
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 1998
- Freedom Speaks profile
- Texas State Directory profile
- Texas Political Almanac HD 61 page
- Texas Tribune profile & bio
- Vote-TX.org profile
- State Surge profile
- Texas Conservative Coalition profile
- Phil King on Facebook
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. King
- ↑ Phil King Issues
- ↑ Texas Legislature - Bills Authored/Joint Authored by Rep. King
- ↑ Texas GOP list of candidates for 2012 Elections
- ↑ Texas Secretary of State Election History
- ↑ Official Texas Election Results
- ↑ Texas House official election results for 2008
- ↑ District 61 Texas House candidate funds, 2008
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
- ↑ Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index"
- ↑ Empower Texans, "2011 Taxpayer Champions
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