Welcome to the 88th Legislative Session

January 13, 2023

Dear Friends,

On Tuesday at noon the Texas Legislature gaveled in for the start of the 88th Legislative Session, and I was sworn in the Texas Senate to represent Senate District 10. It is the honor of a lifetime to be trusted with the responsibility to represent the counties of Brown, Callahan, Johnson, Palo Pinto, Parker, Shackelford, Stephens and Tarrant in the Texas Senate. I am grateful for all the support and prayers I have received and look forward to the work we will do together this session.  

I was blessed to be joined by family and constituents who came to the office to offer words of encouragement and share in many special moments, a few captured in the pictures below. Thank you to all who came by this week to offer their well wishes for a successful 88th Session.

If you are in the Texas Capitol please stop in my new office to visit with me and my staff. We are located on the ground floor of the Capitol building, in GE.5. My official new email is [email protected] and the capitol phone number is (512) 463-0110. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.  

My son Josh and his wife Sarah, with my wife Terry, and me at the Senate Pre-Session dinner.

Pastor Lance Perkins, OpenDoor Church of Burleson praying over me prior to the swearing in ceremony

Terry holding our family Bible while I take my oath of office.

As session advances, I will continue to keep you informed on what is happening with legislative updates. We have a lot of hard work ahead. Just this week, Comptroller Glenn Hegar released the Biennial Revenue Estimate for Texas, which projects a record of $188.2 billion available for general-purpose spending during the 2024-25 biennium.  Every dollar comes from you, the taxpayers, and I will continue my fiscally conservative approach to make sure money is not wasted.  

Next week, I will share an update on legislative priorities for the 88th session and preview legislation that I will be actively working on. 

P.S. – If you have any friends or family that would like to stay updated during the session, sign up for my newsletter at www.philking.com/signup.