State Representative Ken King Announces for Re-Election

July 23, 2019

Republican State Representative Ken King announced today his campaign for re-election to the Texas State House of Representatives in House District 88. The district covers Armstrong, Bailey, Briscoe, Castro, Cochran, Donley, Gray, Hale, Hansford, Hemphill, Hockley, Lamb, Lipscomb, Ochiltree, Roberts, Swisher, and Yoakum counties.

“I’m proud of what we accomplished this year,” said King. “We passed a conservative, balanced budget and ensured an additional $800 million in border security funding. I’m especially proud of our work to increase penalties for incest after working with Lamb County District Attorney Scott Say, and secure much-needed resources for our volunteer firefighters.”

As a former Canadian ISD School Board President, King prioritized improving public education in Texas this session by leading the way on the monumental school finance reform package, which ensured a much-needed raise for Texas schoolteachers and funded a full-day pre-K program to give our children a head start in learning.

“It is for our rural communities in the Panhandle and South Plains that we continue to improve public education,” said King. “House Bill 3 provided the necessary funding to better our broken school finance system—putting vital dollars back into our kids’ classrooms and giving active and retired teachers the pay raises they desperately needed. At the same time, we cut $5 billion in property taxes.”

A strong, pro-life Christian, King helped pass a measure that banned local governments from funding abortion providers.

This session, King also passed new measures that empower people to carry in churches, schools, apartments, and disaster zones. He is ‘A’ rated by the NRA and Texas State Rifle Association and fully defends our 2nd Amendment right to protect our families.

Representative King currently runs energy service businesses, and co-founded KK-125 Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. He and his wife, Robin, live in Canadian, Texas.

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