Meet Phil

About

Phil and Terry KingAs 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 as Chair of Homeland Security & Public Safety. He also serves on the Energy Resources Committee.

King serves on the National Board of Directors for the American Legislative Exchange Council and was the 2015 National Chair. He also Chairs ALEC’s Center for Innovation and Technology. King also serves on the Board of Directors of the Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute.

He is a practicing attorney with the firm of Eggleston Flowers & King. Representative King and his family are active members of Trinity Bible Church. Phil and his wife Terry are the proud parents of six children, eight granddaughters and five 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

Chair, State and Federal Power and Responsibility

Member, Texas House Committee on Energy Resources

Member, Texas House Committee on Environmental Regulation

Member, Select House Committee on Federal Environmental Regulation

Past Chair, Texas House Committee on Regulated Industries

 

Education

Phil KingJ.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, Staff Judge Advocate

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

Chair, Center for Innovation and Technoloy for American Legislative Exchange Council

Board of Directors, Jeffersonian Project

Board of Directors, Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute

Board of Directors, Texas Conservative Coalition

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)

 

Recognition

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)