Paul Workman

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Paul Workman
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Texas State House, District 47
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 3
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
Bachelor'sTexas A&M
Military service
Service/branchUS Army Reserved
Office website
Campaign website
Paul Workman is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing the 47th District. He has served since 2011.



  • B.S., Building Construction, Texas A&M University, class of 1973.
  • Adjutant, Second Brigade, Texas A&M Corps of Cadets.[1].

Professional experience

  • Secretary and founder, Workman Commercial Construction Services.
  • Captain, Company Commander, Engineer Officer, US Army Reserved, 1973-1983.[1]

Committee assignments


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:


Property Taxes

  • 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.

Natural resources

  • Believes economic expansion and natural preservation can be achieved simultaneously.

Secure border

  • 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.

Constitutional liberties

  • Opposes philosophy of the "living document."
  • Supports strong 10th Amendment rights.
  • Supports strong 2nd Amendment rights.

Voted identification

  • Supports photo ID legislation.


  • Supports parental consent and notification laws.
  • Opposes partial birth abortion.
  • Opposes any government funding of abortion.

Fiscal discipline

  • Opposes any tax increases.
  • Supports a complete review of all agency spending.
  • Supports spending cuts.

Health care

  • Opposes recent federal health care reform.
  • Supports market-based solutions.[1]



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[2][3]

Texas House of Representatives, District 47, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Workman Incumbent 58.1% 49,220
     Democratic Chris Frandsen 36.9% 31,294
     Libertarian Nick Tanner 5% 4,216
Total Votes 84,730
Texas House of Representatives District 47 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Workman Incumbent 66.9% 9,652
Ryan Downtown 33.1% 4,786
Total Votes 14,438


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

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.[4]

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


Workman raised a total of $110,949 in 2010. Below are Workman's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:[5]

Contributor 2010 total
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


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."[6] Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.


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."[7]


Workman and his wife, Sherry, live in Hill County. They have one son and one daughter. 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.[1]

Community service and involvement

  • President, Rotary Club of Austin, 1998.
  • Member, Rotary Club of Austin, 1976-present.
  • National director, Associated General Contractors of America.
  • Board, Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse- Central Texas.
  • Board member and former president, CompGroup AGC.
  • Chairman, Associated General Contractors (AGC) - Texas Building Branch, 2008.
  • Founder, AGC's Community Mentor-Protégé Initiative.
  • Former board member, Real Estate Council of Austin.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Valinda Bolton (D)
Texas House of Representatives District 47
Succeeded by