About Ken Paxton

About Ken

On May 27th, Ken Paxton won the Republican nomination for Texas Attorney General, earning almost 64% of the vote. The son of an Air Force veteran, Senator Paxton has consistently been recognized as a conservative, stalwart leader with a deep passion and respect for our U.S. Constitution. He is known for his principled and uncompromising devotion to America’s founding values – a man who has demonstrated enormous political courage throughout his service to Texas.


In the Texas legislature, Ken worked to protect the 10th Amendment, fighting efforts by President Obama and U.S. Attorney General Holder to infringe upon Texas’ state sovereignty. He co-sponsored and defended Texas’ Voter ID bill, and has been a prominent voice in the defense of religious liberty. A defender of our free enterprise system, Senator Paxton has opposed government regulations which harm Texas jobs and economic growth. As a Texas State Senator, he vigorously opposed the expansion of Obamacare and will continue to do so as Attorney General.


Service to Texans

First elected in 2002 as a State Representative in House District 70, Mr. Paxton served in the Texas House of Representatives for 10 years prior to being elected to represent Texas Senate District 8 in 2012. SD 8 includes the majority of Collin County and a portion of Dallas County.

Prepared to Serve

Ken Paxton was born December 23, 1962, in Minot, North Dakota while his father was stationed at Minort Air Force Base. He graduated from Baylor University, where he served as Student Body President, earning a B.A. in Psychology in 1985 and an M.B.A. in 1986.

In 1991, Ken earned his J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, which was founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819. After law school, Senator Paxton joined the firm of Strasburger & Price, L.L.P, and then went on to serve as in-house counsel for J.C. Penney Company, Inc., a Fortune 200 Company. He currently has his own law firm.



Family and Community

Ken lives in McKinney with his wife, Angela, a guidance counselor at Legacy Christian Academy in Frisco. The Paxtons have four children: Tucker (21), Abby (19), Mattie (17), and Katie (15). Ken and Angela are members of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano.