Flower Mound Lawmaker Re-Elected Chairman tasked to lead Republican Majority for 85th Session
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN Texas
Now that the Texas House Republican Caucus
for the 85th Legislative Session is organized and ready the real work begins. Looking ahead I am confident the caucus will further conservative policies that cultivate our Texas values of limited government fiscal responsibility and personal liberty" said State Rep. Tan Parker after he was re-elected by his Republican colleagues to serve as Chairman of the Texas House Republican Caucus
for the two-year duration of the 85th Legislature.
As Chairman Representative Parker is responsible for organizing and serving the overwhelming Republican majority in the Texas House.
Over the past two years I have been humbled and honored to serve the Republican majority in the Texas House during the critical 84th Legislative Session. We accomplished many remarkable conservative victories Parker said.
The Republican Caucus will again play a critical role this session and I pledge to use my background in business and public service to advance our conservative Republican initiatives during the 85th Legislature."
As stated in its bylaws the Republican Caucus of the Texas House of Representatives is responsible for providing an array of important services to its members including:
- Supplying policy research
- Hosting legislative briefings on critical issues
- Supporting individual members in passing legislation that advances Republican principles and
- Developing external communication outreach strategies
As Chairman Parker will act as the presiding officer of the caucus serve as its official spokesperson and undertake the responsibility of organizing the caucus and appointing various caucus officers.
Entering his 6th term in the Texas Legislature Rep. Parker said he will focusing his efforts on:
- Promoting fiscally responsible government spending
- Foster Care System Reform
- Transportation investments
- Border Security
- Mental Health Issues
- Property Tax Reform and
- Providing a vibrant education system
As the State Representative for House District 63
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.
Parker will also continue his work in advocacy for
the protection of children and has previously been recognized for his legislative successes related to abuse prevention ending teenage homelessness and public safety.