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Rep. Tan Parker

Texas House of Representatives
District 63

Tan Parker is entering his fifth-term as a state representative representing House District 63 that includes the southwestern portion of Denton County.  He has a broad executive business background in sales, marketing, management, consulting and development strategies, and is a partner in an international private equity firm.  His passion has been economics and identifying free market strategies. 

As a legislator, Parker serves as the Chairman of the Corrections Committee where he continues to strive to bring improved efficiencies to the state's prison system while taking measures to enhance public safety.  As Chairman, Parker oversaw the passage of more than 25 new laws regarding the state’s correctional systems during the 83rd Legislative Session.  Included in these reforms was the enactment of the very critical Sunset legislation necessary to overhaul, modernize and reauthorize the operations of our state’s correctional systems.  In an effort to be ready to get to work immediately once the legislative session starts, Chairman Parker’s committee has held numerous hearings recently on such important topics as the functions of TDCJ, how to more effectively treat mental illness and substance dependency within our prison population, the appropriate role that the private sector can play in delivering corrections related services and others.  

Parker has worked tirelessly to champion and support sound fiscal policies to help keep Texas the nation's leader in jobs, business growth, and innovation. He is also dedicated to legislative improvements that help and protect children such as abuse prevention, greater public awareness initiatives, and strengthening the state¹s foster care system.

Parker is a graduate of the University of Dallas and holds a Masters degree from the London School of Economics. He also serves on numerous boards from the Denton County Children's Advocacy Center to Communities in Schools of North Texas, to the University of Dallas Board of Trustees. Parker resides in Flower Mound with his wife Beth and two daughters, Lauren and Ashley.