Tan Parker

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Tan Parker
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Texas State House, District 63
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
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
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Tan Parker is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 63. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Biography

Parker is the Executive Vice President of Tri Vac Limited, previously working as Regional Vice President for Computer Sciences Corporation's Financial Services Group (1998-2006), and was a White House Intern.

Parker is a member of the Denton County Republican Men's Club, Co-Founder of the Denton County Young Republicans, and a member of Saint Ann Church.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Corrections, Chair
Land & Resource Management

2011-2012

During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Parker served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

Issues

  • HB 1041 - Relating to school district policies addressing sexual abuse of children and establishment of a state strategy to reduce child abuse and neglect and improve child welfare.
  • HB 1042 - Relating to the repeal of public prevailing wage rate laws.
  • HB 1091 - Relating to requiring that a driver's license, personal identification certificate, commercial driver's license, and commercial driver learner's permit issued by the Department of Public Safety to a registered sex offender state that the holder is a registered sex offender.
  • HB 2226 - Relating to exemptions from the sales tax for certain solar and wind energy devices.[2]

Campaign themes

2012

Parker website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

  • Reduce skyrocketing property taxes
  • Ensure excellent schools by reforming our education system and demanding accountability for our education tax dollars
  • Stand firm for pro-life, pro-family policies
  • Oppose a state income tax
  • Secure our borders and stop illegal immigration
  • Bring high quality jobs to our area
  • Leverage our transportation dollars to eliminate gridlock and congestion
  • Preserve our unique quality of life and rural character

2008

Parker's answers to the Texas State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test are available. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected. He did not provide an answer when asked his legislative priorities.[4]

Elections

2014

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. Those candidates who did not receive 50% or more of the vote in their party primary on March 4 faced an additional May 27 primary runoff. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Tan Parker was unopposed in the Republican primary. Daniel Moran was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Parker defeated Moran in the general election.[5][6][7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 63 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTan Parker Incumbent 77.3% 30,809
     Democratic Daniel Moran 22.7% 9,026
Total Votes 39,835

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Parker won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 63. Parker ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and defeated Bruce Hermann (L) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[8][9]

Texas House of Representatives, District 63, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTan Parker Incumbent 85.3% 51,500
     Libertarian Bruce Hermann 14.7% 8,865
Total Votes 60,365

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Parker won re-election unopposed in District 63. He was unopposed in the March 2 Republican primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.[10]

Texas House of Representatives, District 63
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tan Parker (R) 43,477 100%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Parker won election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 63rd District, defeating Jesus Carrillo (D) and John Turner (L). Parker received 64,048 votes in the election while Carrillo received 19,883 votes, and Turner received 3,831 votes.[11] Parker raised $65,567 for his campaign; Carrillo raised $3,370.[12]

Texas House of Representatives, District 63
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tan Parker (R) 64,048 72.97%
Jesus Carrillo (D) 19,883 22.65%
John Turner (L) 3,831 4.36%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Parker is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Parker raised a total of $734,068 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 24, 2013.[13]

Tan Parker's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 63 Won $253,023
2010 Texas State House, District 63 Won $149,130
2008 Texas State House, District 63 Won $65,567
2006 Texas State House, District 63 Won $266,348
Grand Total Raised $734,068

2012

Parker won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Parker raised a total of $253,023.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tan Parker's campaign in 2012
Cardiovascular Specialists PA$10,000
Chickasaw Nation$5,000
Ahlberg, Trevor L$5,000
Berman, Dennis R$5,000
Texas Association Of Realtors$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$253,023
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Parker won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Parker raised a total of $149,130.

2008

Parker won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Parker raised a total of $65,567.

2006

Parker won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Parker raised a total of $266,348.

Scorecards

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."[14] Legislators were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.

2013

Parker received a score of 74.9 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index, compared to the grade of A+ that Parker received for the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

Tan Parker received a grade of A+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

  • 2011 Taxpayer Champion. Parker 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."[15]

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