FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 01/08/2013
REP. TAN PARKER TAKES THE OATH OF OFFICE
(Flower Mound, Texas) Today State Representative Tan Parker took the oath of office to serve another term as the State Representative for southwestern Denton county. In placing his right hand in the air, Rep. Parker swore to uphold the state and US constitutions, and to faithfully execute the duties of the office he assumes. With the ceremonies concluded, Parker was quick to comment that Texas has many challenges to be addressed and much work to do.
"I am deeply honored to be here for another term and to have my district's faith in my service," Parker stated with his wife and two daughters at his side. "Today was a very special day for my family and I, and I am eager and excited to spend the next 139 days addressing the critical issues facing this great state."
Parker went on to comment that continuing to reduce taxes, readying a workforce to meet the needs of our diverse economy, making the $1 million exemption to the business franchise tax permanent, strengthening public education and preserving traditional Texas values as the key priorities for lawmakers to address this legislative session. In addition, Parker will also focus on initiatives necessary to keep Denton county the best place in Texas to live, work and raise a family.
Parker concluded, "Session occurs once only every two years, this is our opportunity to make Texas stronger and the envy of the rest of the nation. It is a responsibility that I take seriously, and I look forward to the work ahead and going back to my district in June with a long list of accomplishments."
Initially elected on November 7th of 2006, Representative Parker represents both rural and urban parts of Denton County which encompasses the cities of Flower Mound, Argyle, Lantana, Dish, Ponder, Justin, Northlake, Copper Canyon, Double Oak, Bartonville, Trophy Club, Roanoke and portions of Lewisville, Fort Worth, Highland Village, Westlake and Southlake.
Preparing for his 4th term in the Texas Legislature, Representative Parker is focusing his efforts on promoting fiscally responsible government spending, economic development, job creation, strengthening border security and immigration policy, providing a strong public education system and protecting family values.