Phil King for State Senate Gains Backing of Sen. Ted Cruz

“I’ve known Phil King since when I served as Texas’ Solicitor General and know him to be grounded in constitutional principles and the rule of law. --U.S. Senator Ted Cruz

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Building on the growing momentum since his announcement for Texas Senate just three weeks ago, Representative Phil King today announced a major endorsement from U.S. Senator Ted Cruz.

Senator Cruz said, “I’ve known Phil King since when I served as Texas’ Solicitor General and know him to be grounded in constitutional principles and the rule of law. Phil has a strong record of advocating for the unborn. With his background in law enforcement, he’s fought for tough border security. He’s passed legislation to stop the radical left from boycotting Texas’ energy industry, and authored legislation to oppose discriminatory economic campaigns against Israel, our friend and ally. He’ll be a strong conservative voice in the State Senate, and he has my full support.”

King said of Cruz's support, “It’s a true honor to earn the endorsement of Senator Ted Cruz, who is on the front lines in our nation’s capital fighting courageously every day for our freedoms. I look forward to partnering with him as a member of the Texas State Senate.”

Since his announcement for state senate, Rep. King has earned endorsements from:
  • Senator Cruz
  • Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick
  • Governor Rick Perry
  • Governor Mike Huckabee
  • Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich
  • Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Wayne Christian
  • Congressman Roger Williams
  • Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC
  • Former Dallas Cowboy Jay Novacek and his wife Amy
  • Family Research Council's Executive Vice President Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin (Ret.)
  • and Statewide Conservative Leaders
    • David Barton
    • Rick Green
    • Tim Lambert
    • John Graves
    • as well as over 700 Local Texas Citizens.
Representative King serves House District 61 in the Texas Legislature. He serves as Vice Chair of the Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute and is the past National Chairman of the American Legislative Exchange Council, an organization of state legislators dedicated to the principles of limited government, free markets and federalism. A former Fort Worth police officer, King currently serves in the Texas State Guard.

He earned a B.A. and M.B.A. from Dallas Baptist University, where he served as an adjunct professor and taught Constitutional Law. He earned his law degree from Texas A&M University School of Law in Fort Worth (formerly Texas Wesleyan). Phil and his wife Terry are active members of Trinity Bible Church in Weatherford where Phil is an attorney and small businessman. They are the proud parents of six children and are blessed with sixteen grandchildren.
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