Texas House Member

Rep. Parker, Tan

District 63

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Capitol Address:

Room E2.602

P.O. Box 2910

Austin, TX 78768

(512) 463-0688

(512) 480-0694 Fax

District Address:

800 Parker Square, Suite 245

Flower Mound, TX 75028

(972) 724-8477

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Biography

Currently in his fourth term, Tan Parker represents House District 63, which stretches from the bluebonnets of Flower Mound to the Texas Motor Speedway to the open horse county of Argyle and Double Oak. Initially elected to office in 2006, Parker is an effective champion for economic development, job creation, further property tax relief, appraisal reform, strengthening border security and immigration policy, promoting fiscally responsible government spending and protecting family values.

For the 83rd Legislative Session, Parker was selected to be the Chairman of the House Committee on Corrections. The committee has oversight on such critical issues as: the incarceration and rehabilitation of convicted felons, the operation and management of state correctional facilities, juvenile offenders, procedures of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, and other policy areas. In addition to his Chairmanship, Parker was also appointed to the Land and Resource Management Committee and the Criminal Procedure Committee.

Previously, Parker has served on House Committees with jurisdiction over: technological and economic development, Texas' fiscal policy, financial institutions, the delivery of social services, municipal operations, and other key issues facing Texas.

Since taking office, Parker's legislative accomplishments have included passing legislation:

  • Empowering communities with the tools necessary to utilize available infrastructure resources to attract and retain large-scale economic development projects and create new jobs
  • Aimed at operating local government in a more efficient manner that saves tax dollars
  • Moving more children out of foster care and into permanent homes
  • Further protecting children by better educating parents, students and teachers as to the signs of and how to prevent child abuse
  • Strengthening election integrity
  • Reducing government regulations on private businesses
  • Extending the Good Samaritan Act to include volunteer emergency service personnel
  • Better educating parents to the importance of child immunizations
  • Improving upon lake recreational safety

Parker's legislative accomplishments have been recognized by such respected groups as: Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, the Texas Association of Business, the Heritage Alliance, the Young Conservatives of Texas, Eagle Forum and others.

A graduate of the University of Dallas with a Bachelors degree and possessing a Masters degree from the London School of Economics, Parker is a successful Texas businessman. He began his career in public service as a White House intern under President George H.W. Bush and began his career in state government as Governor Perry's appointed Chairman of the Texas Industrial Development Corporation, prior to being elected to the Legislature.

Parker currently resides in Flower Mound, Texas with his wife Beth, and two daughters, Lauren and Ashley.

last updated on 02/05/2013