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Senator Angela Paxton: District 8
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. 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 serves as Vice-Chair of the Senate Property Tax Committee and also sits on the Senate committees for Business & Commerce, Education, and Natural Resources & Economic Development.

Senator Paxton describes her job as a State Senator in 3 words: Listen. Learn. Lead. From humble beginnings as an adopted child and the first person in her family to graduate from college, Senator Paxton recognizes that each individual's journey is filled with unique and meaningful personal experiences that equip them to make a difference today.

Her personal path led her to Baylor University where she earned a BA in Mathematical Science followed by a Masters degree in Education from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. She chose to make a difference through a career in education as a secondary math teacher and school counselor in public, private, and home school settings before turning her attention to making a difference in the Texas Senate.

Senator Paxton is a stalwart champion and an unwavering voice on pro-life issues, including adoption, foster care and preventing human trafficking. Her background in technology and education, experience as a small business owner, and deep roots in Collin County and the North Dallas area uniquely position her to represent Senate District 8, which is one of the fastest growing and dynamic contributors to the Texas economy - the 10th largest economy in the world.

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)