Ken King

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Ken King
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Texas House of Representatives, District 88
Incumbent
In office
2013-Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Ken King is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives representing District 88 since 2013.

Issues

Campaign themes

King's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Job Creation

  • Excerpt:"Ken knows that government doesn’t create jobs, the hard working people of Texas do. As our next State Representative, he’ll vote to remove burdensome regulations and to cut taxes on employers so they can afford to hire more local workers."

Illegal Immigration

  • Excerpt:"Ken believes that illegal immigration is bankrupting our state and supports eliminating in-state tuition for illegal immigrants at Texas colleges and universities and denying welfare benefits to illegal immigrants."

Pro-Life and Pro-Gun

  • Excerpt:"Ken is 100% pro-life and 100% pro-gun."

Private Property Rights

  • Excerpt:"Ken believes the best way to solve our water disagreements is through local control rather than one-size-fits-all state mandates. And Ken will do what ever it takes to stop the EPA from using the Endangered Species Act to take land from local property owners."

Public Education

  • Excerpt:"As our State Representative, Ken will vote to return the decision making power to local parents, teachers and administrators so that the people making the decisions affecting our children are those closest to them – not bureaucrats in Austin."

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, King served on the following committees:

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Public Education

Elections

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

King ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 88. King advanced to the June 31 primary runoff where he defeated incumbent Jim Landtroop. King was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Texas House of Representatives District 88 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Landtroop (advanced to runoff) Incumbent 34.1% 6,251
Green check mark transparent.pngKen King (advanced to runoff) 30.4% 5,575
Mac Smith 18.2% 3,331
Gary Walker 17.3% 3,162
Total Votes 18,319

Campaign donors

2012

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Political offices
Preceded by
Warren Chisum (R)
Texas House District 88
2013–present
Succeeded by
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