King Happy with House Assignments

February 18, 2009

Weatherford Democrat

Phil Riddle

Weatherford State Rep. Phil King lost his committee chairmanship when Joe Straus took over as Speaker of the House. But King said he landed exactly where he wanted to be.

King’s primary committee assignments include the House Committee on Ways and Means and the House Committee on Public Safety.

King, who last session chaired the now-defunct Regulated Industries Committee, said many will consider his new assignment a demotion, but he doesn’t look at it that way.

“Not at all,” he said. “Ways and Means is exactly where I wanted to be. I have faced a lot of frustration dealing with the states’ gross margins business tax, property taxes and sales taxes. Now I have everybody in one place to work out the issues all together.”