|Texas State House, District 47|
|2011 - Present|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Service/branch||US Army Reserved|
- B.S., Building Construction, Texas A&M University, class of 1973.
- Adjutant, Second Brigade, Texas A&M Corps of Cadets..
- Secretary and founder, Workman Commercial Construction Services.
- Captain, Company Commander, Engineer Officer, US Army Reserved, 1973-1983.
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|
- 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.
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 Party Candidate Vote % Votes Republican Paul 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 Paul Workman Incumbent 66.9% 9,652 Ryan Downtown 33.1% 4,786 Total Votes 14,438
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.
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:
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." 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."
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.
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.
- Texas House member page
- Official Campaign website
- Official Facebook Page
- Candidate Twitter Page
- Texas House GOP YouTube Channel
- Official Campaign Contributions
- 2010 Contributions, Follow the Money
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Community Impact Newspaper, Vote '10 Q&A
- Texas Tribune Profile
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Workman campaign site
- ↑ Texas GOP list of candidates for 2012 Elections
- ↑ Office of the (Texas) Secretary of State, "Race Summary Report," accessed July 12, 2012
- ↑ Official Texas Election Results
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
- ↑ Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index"
- ↑ Empower Texans, "2011 Taxpayer Champions
Political offices Preceded by
Valinda Bolton (D)
Texas House of Representatives District 47