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Senator Angela Paxton: District 8
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Angela Paxton

Occupation: Leadership Consultant, Former Educator

Education: Baylor University, B.S., University of Houston Clear Lake, M.Ed.

Legislative Experience: Senate Member: 2019 - present

Hometown: McKinney

Party: Republican

Angela Paxton was elected to the Texas Senate in November of 2018 and represents fast-growing Senate District 8 in Collin and Dallas counties. Her district is home to professional sports headquarters, dozens of Fortune 1000 companies, countless entrepreneurs and small businesses, and top-rated public schools. A secondary math teacher and school counselor for more than 20 years, she is the first educator elected to the Texas Senate in over two decades. Senator Paxton describes her job in three words: Listen. Learn. Lead.

Senator Paxton is an adopted child and the first person in her family to graduate from college. She earned an undergraduate degree in Mathematical Science from Baylor University and a Master of Science in Education from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Senator Paxton leverages her background in technology, expertise as an educator, experience as a small business owner, and deep roots in Collin County and North Dallas to advocate for her constituents and leads on policy that elevates educational and economic opportunity and human dignity.

In the 86th Legislature, she authored the Texas Property Tax Reform and Transparency Act of 2019 (SB 2) and the Omnibus Human Trafficking Prevention Act (SB 20). She supported the constitutional amendment prohibiting a state income tax (HJR 38) and authored legislation to improve resources for students with dyslexia (SB 2075). Senator Paxton also supported critical legislation to increase teacher pay.

Senator Paxton currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Senate Nominations Committee and sits on the Senate committees for Business & Commerce, Education, Higher Education, and Local Government. She was also appointed to the Texas Sunset Commission and Senate Redistricting Committee by Lt. Governor Dan Patrick.

Senator Paxton and her husband, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, met as students at Baylor University and have been married since 1986. They have four grown children and are members of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano.

Office Information

Capitol Address District Address
The Honorable Angela Paxton
P.O. Box 12068
Capitol Station
Austin, TX 78711

(512) 463-0108 (TEL)
604 S. Watters Road, Suite 100
Allen, TX 75013

(972) 908-3424 (TEL)