+ − Contact Information
Phone: (512) 463-0688
Fax: (512) 480-0694
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768
+ − Biography
Currently in his fourth term, Tan Parker represents House District 63, which stretches from the bluebonnets of Flower Mound to the Texas Motor Speedway to the open horse county of Argyle and Double Oak. Initially elected to office in 2006, Parker is an effective champion for economic development, job creation, further property tax relief, appraisal reform, strengthening border security and immigration policy, promoting fiscally responsible government spending and protecting family values.
For the 83rd Legislative Session, Parker was selected to be the Chairman of the House Committee on Corrections. The committee has oversight on such critical issues as: the incarceration and rehabilitation of convicted felons, the operation and management of state correctional facilities, juvenile offenders, procedures of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, and other policy areas. In addition to his Chairmanship, Parker was also appointed to the Land and Resource Management Committee and the Criminal Procedure Committee.
Previously, Parker has served on House Committees with jurisdiction over: technological and economic development, Texas' fiscal policy, financial institutions, the delivery of social services, municipal operations, and other key issues facing Texas.
Since taking office, Parker's legislative accomplishments have included passing legislation:
Parker's legislative accomplishments have been recognized by such respected groups as: Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, the Texas Association of Business, the Heritage Alliance, the Young Conservatives of Texas, Eagle Forum and others.
A graduate of the University of Dallas with a Bachelors degree and possessing a Masters degree from the London School of Economics, Parker is a successful Texas businessman. He began his career in public service as a White House intern under President George H.W. Bush and began his career in state government as Governor Perry's appointed Chairman of the Texas Industrial Development Corporation, prior to being elected to the Legislature.
Parker currently resides in Flower Mound, Texas with his wife Beth, and two daughters, Lauren and Ashley.