Texas House Member

Rep. King, Tracy O.

District 80

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Room GW.07

P.O. Box 2910

Austin, TX 78768

(512) 463-0194

(512) 463-1220 Fax

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Counties Represented:

Dimmit, Frio, Uvalde, Webb (part) Zapata, Zavala

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Biography

Tracy O. King graduated from Carrizo Springs High School, attended Southwest Texas Junior College, Sul Ross State University and Texas A&M University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering. In 1983 Representative King took a job with the Beltone Hearing Aid Center in San Antonio and soon after moved to Uvalde to open a branch office there. He later purchased the Beltone Hearing Aid Center and owned and operated it until 2008 when he sold the business to spend more time with his family.

Representative King has always been active in public service, a former member of the Board of Trustees for the First United Methodist Church and a past president of both the Kiwanis Club and the Texas Hearing Aid Association. He was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in November 1994 and is currently serving his ninth term. He is the Chairman of the powerful House Agriculture and Livestock Committee and a member of the Natural Resources Committee. He also serves as a member of the Edwards Aquifer Legislative Oversight Committee and the Energy Council.

Representative King is married to the former Cheryl Baker of Hondo and they are the proud parents of two children, Katelyn Marie King and Clayton Baker King.

Tracy O. King se graduó de la Escuela Secundaria de Carrizo Springs y cursó estudios en Southwest Texas Junior College, en la Universidad Estatal Sul Ross y en la Universidad de Texas A&M, donde obtuvo su Licenciatura Ingeniería Agrícola. En 1983, el representante King fue empleado por Beltone Hearing Aid Center en San Antonio y, poco después, se trasladó a Uvalde para abrir allí una sucursal de la empresa. Más adelante, compró Beltone Hearing Aid Center, del que fue propietario y administrador hasta el 2008, cuando decidió vender el negocio para pasar más tiempo con su familia.

El representante King ha estado siempre activo en la administración pública. Fue miembro del Consejo de Administración de la First United Methodist Church y Presidente de Kiwanis Club y de la Asociación de Prótesis Auditivas de Texas. Fue elegido a la Cámara de Representantes de Texas en noviembre de 1994 y, en la actualidad, desempeña su noveno período. Es presidente del poderoso Comité de Agricultura y Ganadería de la Cámara y miembro del Comité de Recursos Naturales. Asimismo, es miembro del Comité de Supervisión Legislativa de los Acuíferos de Edwards y del Comité de la Energía.

El representante King está casado con Cheryl Baker (nombre de soltera), oriunda de Hondo, y son los orgullosos padres de dos hijos: Katelyn Marie King y Clayton Baker King.

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