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Rep. Paul Workman

Texas House of Representatives
District 47
First elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2012, State Representative Paul D. Workman has served the people of House District 47 in the Texas House of Representatives since January 2011. House District 47 includes most of western Travis County as well as portions of southern Travis County.

Representative Workman serves as a member on the House Committee on Business & Industry and Select Committee on Transportation Funding, Expenditures, and Finance. He also serves on the House Committee on Economic & Small Business Development and the Economic & Small Business Development Subcommittee on Manufacturing. He also serves on the Joint Committee on Human Trafficking. Representative Workman serves by appointment on The Energy Council, which helps facilitate the development of national energy policy matters among the Southwestern states.

During his first term, Representative Workman was named a "Champion of Free Enterprise" by the Associated Builders and Contractors, a "Fighter for Free Enterprise" by the Texas 
Association of Business, and a "Courageous Conservative" by the Texas Conservative Coalition. During his second term, Representative Workman was named Legislator of the Year by the Real Estate Council of Austin and a "Lone Star Conservative Leader" by the Texas Conservative Roundtable.

Representative Workman earned a B.S. in Building Construction from Texas A&M University in 1973 before joining the U.S. Army Reserves where he retired at the rank of Captain after 10 years of service.

A Rotarian since 1976, Representative Workman has been active in several civic organizations, including the Associated General Contractors and Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse.Representative Workman is the founder of Austin-based Workman Commercial Construction Services, Ltd. He and his wife Sherry have two children and six grandchildren and are active members of the Pedernales River Fellowship.