Phil King

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Phil King
Phil King.jpg
Texas State House, District 61
In office
1999 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 16
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1999
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website

Phil King is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 61 since 1999.


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.[1]

Committee assignments


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:



On his website King lists his legislative priorities as:[2]

  • 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.[3]



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[4][5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 61, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPhil King Incumbent 88.9% 55,737
     Green Matthew Britt 11.1% 6,954
Total Votes 62,691


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

King won re-election in District 61 in 2010. He was unopposed in the March 2 Republican primary and defeated Libertarian Richard Forsythe, Jr. in the November 2 general election.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 61
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png 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.[7] King raised $1,022,317 for his campaign; Randolph raised $1,997.[8]

Texas House of Representatives, District 61
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Phil King (R) 48,879 72.52%
Charles Randolph (D) 16,308 24.19%
Richard Forsythe, Jr. (L) 2,205 3.27%

Campaign donors


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:[9]

Contributor 2010 total
Perry Bob J $20,000
Perry, Doylene $10,000
AT&T $7,534
Texas Optometric Association $5,000
Knox, Jack $5,000
Texas Geo Group Inc. $5,000


Below are King's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[10]

Contributor 2008 total
Bob J Perry $62,500
Phil King $44,000
AT&T $33,500
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."[11] 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."[12]


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.

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Texas House District 61
Succeeded by