Meet Phil

Terry and I are blessed beyond measure with our growing family.  We are the proud parents of six children, ten granddaughters, and seven grandsons.  I’m fighting for the future of our family – and yours.

Meet Phil

A lifelong conservative leader, Senator Phil King was elected in November of 2022 to represent the citizens of Senate District 10 in the Texas Legislature.  A sprawling district with a mixture of urban, suburban, and rural interests across eight counties, SD 10 is composed of Brown, Callahan, Johnson, Palo Pinto, Shackelford, Stephens, and portions of Parker and Tarrant counties.

Phil was a police officer in Fort Worth for 15 years and continues to serve in the Texas State Guard.  He is an attorney and construction business owner.  Prior to his election to the Senate, he served as State Representative representing Parker and Wise Counties.

Throughout his legislative service, Senator King has earned a reputation as a principle-driven conservative who consistently provides key leadership in passing some of Texas’ most sweeping public policy legislation.

Senator King serves as Vice Chair of the Business & Commerce Committee.  Additionally, he advocated for conservative priorities on the following Senate committees: Border Security, Criminal Justice, Education, Higher Education (Subcommittee), and Transportation. 

In his first session in the Texas Senate, Senator King was a leader in passing a broad conservative agenda which strengthens border security, protects taxpayers, supports law enforcement and community safety, and prepares our state for future growth.  He has long championed the sanctity of life, religious liberty, second amendment freedoms, and a strong Texas relationship with Israel. 

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

King resides in Weatherford where he 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 and are blessed with ten granddaughters, and seven grandsons. Phil earned his B.A. and M.B.A. from Dallas Baptist University and a law degree from Texas A&M University School of Law (formerly known as Texas Wesleyan University School of Law).

2023 Legislative Accomplishments

  • A fiscally responsible budget which includes a record $5.1 billion for border security
  • Passing the largest property tax cut in Texas history which will raise the homestead exemption from $40,000 to $100,000 ($110,000 for those above age 65)
  • Lowering taxes on small business:  With passage of Prop. 4, 67,000 Texas businesses will no longer pay a franchise tax and will save time and money by no longer being required to submit a No-Tax Due franchise tax return
  • Creating an interstate compact for border security, including building a border wall and sharing state intelligence and resources among various states
  • Establishing the Texas Water Fund to finance water projects across Texas and prepare for growth
  • Major reforms to strengthen and improve our electric grid
  • Promoting election integrity by increasing the penalty for illegal voting
  • Passing a well-deserved cost of living increase for our retired teachers, subject to voter approval of Prop 9
  • Protecting kids by prohibiting sexually oriented performances in the presence of a child and banning dangerous gender modification procedures
  • Ensuring schools are safe by implementing new school safety standards and providing over $1.4 billion for school safety grants
  • Ensuring fairness and safety for women in sports by requiring collegiate athletes to compete based on their biological sex
  • Reining in rampant liberal indoctrination at our public institutions of higher education by eliminating DEI/CRT programs and reforming tenure
  • Establishing a $1.5 billion fund to increase broadband access in rural areas of Texas
  • Providing the ability to recall rogue prosecutors who are not following the law
  • Establishing the nation’s first terrorist registry system so we can track corrupt and dangerous foreign nationals and others intent on harming Texas

Record of Service

Texas State Senate (2023-Present)

Texas House of Representatives (1999-2023)

Colonel, Texas State Guard, Civil Affairs Operations Section, Command Group & General Staff

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

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)


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)

Phil and Terry with 16 of their grandchildren!