Susan King

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Susan King
Susan King.jpg
Texas State House, District 71
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 8
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Susan King is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 71 since 2007. King was appointed vice chair of the Rural Caucus of the 82nd Texas Legislature in February 2011.[1]

Prior to her election she served as Member/Board President of the Abilene Independent School District Board of Trustees. King is Co-Owner/Co-Director/Surgical Nurse at the Elm Place Ambulatory Surgical Center. She has worked as Supervisor of In-Service Education and Operating Room Curriculum, and Co-Director of Surgery at Saint Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital, and the Texas Heart Institute.

King is a member of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Abilene Chamber Military Affairs Committee, Abilene Community Theatre Board, Abilene Philharmonic Board, Abilene Preservation League, Farm Bureau, Kappa Alpha Theta, and the National Rifle Association.[2]

Committee assignments


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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
House Administration
Public Health


King served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

  • HB 175 - Relating to continuing education and training for peace officers relating to the investigation and prevention of drive-by shootings.
  • HB 1175 - Relating to allowing the governing bodies of certain municipalities to order a local option election relating to the sale of alcoholic beverages.
  • HB 3714 - Relating to public school career and technology education program curriculum and funding and to development of a list of high-demand occupations for career and technology education students.
  • HB 3715 - Relating to identification of certain persons employed to assist a registered lobbyist.[3]



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

King ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 71. King ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election. She was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

King won re-election in District 71. She was unopposed in the March 2 Republican primary and defeated independent Bryce Stash and Libertarian Taylor Nolan in the November 2 general election.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 71
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Susan King (R) 24,467 88.07%
Fred Jones (L) 3,313 11.92%


On November 4, 2008, King won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 71st District, defeating Michael Walton (L). King received 40,381 votes in the election while Walton received 5,346 votes.[7] King raised $151,623 for her campaign.[8]

Texas House of Representatives, District 71
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Susan King (R) 40,381 88.30%
Michael Walton (L) 5,346 11.69%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


King raised a total of $199,162 in 2010. Below are Sheffield's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:[9]

Contributor 2010 total
Texas Medical Association $5,056
Matthews, J.J. $5,000
Matthews, S.J.J. $5,000
Stai, Dian Graves $5,000
Texas Optometric Association $4,000


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

Contributor 2008 total
Texas Medical Assoc $6,080
Bill Reed $5,000
Bob J Perry $5,000
Charles C Butt $5,000
Mrs J J Matthews $5,000


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.


Susan King received a grade of C on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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Texas House District 71
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