|Texas State House, District 63|
|2007 - Present|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||6|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
Parker is the Executive Vice President of Tri Vac Limited, previously working as Regional Vice President for Computer Sciences Corporation's Financial Services Group (1998-2006), and was a White House Intern.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Parker served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Corrections, Chair|
|• Land & Resource Management|
Tan Parker served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Rules & Resolutions, Vice-chair|
|• Urban Affairs|
|• Joint Committee on Oversight of HHS Eligibility System|
On his website Parker makes the following pledges:
- Reduce skyrocketing property taxes
- Ensure excellent schools by reforming our education system and demanding accountability for our education tax dollars
- Stand firm for pro-life, pro-family policies
- Oppose a state income tax
- Secure our borders and stop illegal immigration
- Bring high quality jobs to our area
- Leverage our transportation dollars to eliminate gridlock and congestion
- Preserve our unique quality of life and rural character
Parker's answers to the Texas State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test are available. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected. He did not provide an answer when asked his legislative priorities.
- HB 1041 - Relating to school district policies addressing sexual abuse of children and establishment of a state strategy to reduce child abuse and neglect and improve child welfare.
- HB 1042 - Relating to the repeal of public prevailing wage rate laws.
- HB 1091 - Relating to requiring that a driver's license, personal identification certificate, commercial driver's license, and commercial driver learner's permit issued by the Department of Public Safety to a registered sex offender state that the holder is a registered sex offender.
- HB 2226 - Relating to exemptions from the sales tax for certain solar and wind energy devices.
Parker won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 63. Parker ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and defeated Bruce Hermann (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 63, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Tan Parker Incumbent||85.3%||51,500|
Parker won re-election unopposed in District 63. He was unopposed in the March 2 Republican primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.
| Texas House of Representatives, District 63 |
2010 General election results
|Tan Parker (R)||43,477||100%|
On November 4, 2008, Parker won election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 63rd District, defeating Jesus Carrillo (D) and John Turner (L). Parker received 64,048 votes in the election while Carrillo received 19,883 votes, and Turner received 3,831 votes. Parker raised $65,567 for his campaign; Carrillo raised $3,370.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 63|
|Tan Parker (R)||64,048||72.97%|
|Jesus Carrillo (D)||19,883||22.65%|
|John Turner (L)||3,831||4.36%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Parker received $149,130 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Texas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Tan Parker's campaign in 2010|
|Ace Cash Express||$5,000|
|Texas Credit Union League||$5,000|
|Berman, Dennis R||$5,000|
|Harper, Alan K||$5,000|
|Energy Future Holdings Corp||$3,750|
|Total Raised in 2010||$149,130|
Below are Parker's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|Land Advisors GP||$2,300|
|Associated Builders & Contractors of North Texas||$2,000|
|Pinnacle Anesthesia Consultants PA||$2,000|
|Wholesale Beer Distributors of Texas||$1,500|
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.
Tan Parker received a grade of A+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
- 2011 Taxpayer Champion. Parker 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."
- Tan Parker's campaign website
- Texas House of Representatives - Rep. Parker
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006
- Freedom Speaks profile
- Texas State Directory profile
- Texas Political Almanac HD 63 page
- Texas Tribune profile & bio
- Vote-TX.org profile
- State Surge profile
- Texas Conservative Coalition profile
- Tan Parker on Facebook
- Tan Parker on Twitter
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Parker
- ↑ Tan Parker About
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Parker Issue Positions
- ↑ Texas Legislature - Bills Authored/Joint Authored by Rep. Parker
- ↑ 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 63 Texas House candidate funds, 2008
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 Contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
- ↑ Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index"
- ↑ Empower Texans, "2011 Taxpayer Champions
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