Meet Phil


As State Representative for the 61st District, Phil King represents the people of Parker and Wise counties in the Texas Legislature. He has earned a reputation as a principle-driven conservative who consistently provides key leadership in passing some of Texas’ most sweeping public policy legislation.

King currently serves on the State Affairs and the Higher Education committees.

King serves on the National Board of Directors for the American Legislative Exchange Council and was the 2015 National Chair. King also serves as Vice-Chairman on the Board of Directors of the Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute.

Phil was a police officer for 15 years and continues to serve in the Texas State Guard. He is a practicing attorney and small business owner. Representative King and his family have been active members of Trinity Bible Church since 1984. Phil and his wife Terry are the proud parents of six children, ten granddaughters and six grandsons.


What I Believe

Government should never be allowed to compete with business. It must never provide goods and services that are available in commerce from the private sector. Government should not spend what it does not have. Problems created by over spending and debt won’t be solved by more spending and more debt. We should always trust people over big government. Local control and limited government must be the first resort not the last. Taxes should remain as low as possible and the tax system should be as simple as possible. Excessive regulation smothers life and commerce. Therefore, whatever regulation government maintains must be predictable and navigable. Our courts should be easily accessed but they are not to become profit centers or law makers. Those in public office must have the moral courage to do the right thing with integrity above all.


Texas Legislature

Member, State Affairs Committee

Member, Higher Education Committee

Past Chair, Redistricting

Past Chair, Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee

Past Chair, State and Federal Power & Responsibility Committee

Past Chair, Regulated Industries Committee



J.D., Texas A&M University School of Law (formerly known as Texas Wesleyan University School of Law) (1993)

M.B.A., Dallas Baptist University (1986)

B.A., Dallas Baptist University (1981)


Career & Affiliations

Partner, Eggleston King, LLP

Colonel, Texas State Guard, Director of Strategic Initiatives

Board of Directors and 2015 National Chair, American Legislative Exchange Council

Board of Directors, Jeffersonian Project

Board of Directors and Vice-Chairman, Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute

Advisory Board, Grace House Ministries

Board of Directors, Weatherford College Education Foundation

Past Chair, GOPAC TX (2010)

Justice of the Peace, Parker County (1991-1998)

Adjunct Professor, Dallas Baptist University (1992-1995)

Police Officer/Captain, Fort Worth Police Department (1974-1989)



Texas Housing Champion Award – Texas Association of Builders (2016)

Sen. Tom Haywood Lifetime Achievement Award – Texas Alliance of Energy Producers (2016)

Decatur Baptist Honorary Alumnus Award – Dallas Baptist University (2014)

Top Conservative in Texas House – Texas Eagle Forum (2013)

Courageous Conservative Award – Texas Conservative Coalition (2013)

Water Visionary Award – Texas Water Recycling Association (2013)

Law Enforcement Hero – Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas (2013)

Best Legislator Award – Texas Insider (2009)

Civil Justice Leadership Award – Texans for Lawsuit Reform (2008)

Distinguished Alumni Award – Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (2006)

National Legislator of the Year – American Legislative Exchange Council (2005)

Legislator of the Year – Texas Association of Builders (2003)

Outstanding Alumni Award – Dallas Baptist University (2001)

Fighter for Free Enterprise – Texas Association of Business (2001)

Man of the Year – East Parker County Chamber of Commerce (2000)

Crime Fighter of the Year – Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas (1999)

Rookie Legislator of the Year – Texas Monthly Magazine (1999)