Austin, TX- State Representative Paul Workman (Austin) is honored to be named a "Free Enterprise Champion" by the Associated Builders and Contractors of Texas (ABC). After each legislative session, ABC awards lawmakers who voted on or filed legislation to promote free enterprise in Texas. Additionally, Representative Workman received ABC's Public Service Award.
"I am humbled by this recognition from Texas' builders and contractors," said Workman. "We must ensure that Texas maintains a pro-business and pro-economic growth attitude. As a small business owner, I understand the importance of less government intrusion into the free market and a predictable regulatory environment. If Texas is good for business, business will be good in Texas."
Jon Fisher, president of ABC Texas noted, “Paul Workman is a man who holds strong conservative values consistent with those of ABC members. He is the very type of individual we seek to hold public office. "Not only are his values aligned with our membership, but, in his first term in office, he consistently supported issues that benefit ABC members who believe strongly in free enterprise principles and the Merit Shop Philosophy."
During the 82nd Legislature, Representative Workman filed House Bill 1041 to provide contractors protection from abuses in breaches of contract with the state of Texas.
"Next session I hope to continue the work I have begun in order to keep our state the best place in the country to live, work, and do business," said Workman.
Representative Workman represents House District 47 in southwest Travis County. He serves on the Business and Industry, Corrections, and Rules and Resolutions Committees. Workman was appointed earlier this year to represent Texas on the Energy Council, and he serves on the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Task Force on Labor and Economic Development.