Ken King - Republican (Incumbent)
Ken King is currently serving his second term as State Representative for House District 88. His district includes 17 counties in the Panhandle and the South Plains of Texas. He currently serves on the House Public Education committee, the House Environmental Regulation committee, the House Administration committee, the House Calendars committee, and the Energy Council. He also has been appointed to the House Research Organization Board of Directors as well as the Republican Caucus Policy Committee. The HRO is an organization that provides unbiased information regarding each bill that is heard on the House floor. The Caucus Policy Committee is tasked with making sound policy recommendations throughout the session to assist members on the House floor. In addition to these committees, Ken is also a member of various caucuses in the House including: the Rural Caucus, the Republican Caucus, the Energy Caucus, and the Sportsman Caucus.
Prior to his election to the Texas House of Representatives, Ken served on the School Board for Canadian Independent School District for over five years presiding as President for half of that tenure. He was a board member of the Hemphill County Appraisal District’s Executive Board for four plus years and served as Chairman of that board for over three years. Also, he was President of the local YMCA Board and coached youth soccer and football.
Ken has been active in organizations related to his energy service businesses including: American Petroleum Institute, Panhandle Producers and Royalty Owners Association, Association of Energy Services Company, and the Independent Producers Association of America. Ken King is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, a member of the Texas State Rifle Association, a member of Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association as well as a member of the Texas Farm Bureau.
Ken was born and raised in Canadian, Texas. His wife, Robin, grew up in a neighboring town, Miami. Ken and Robin are busy raising their two children who both attend public school in Canadian. They are active members of the First United Methodist Church in Canadian and the KK-125 Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.
Ken is President of Black Gold Pump and Supply Inc., in Canadian.
Committees: Calendars, Environmental Regulation, House Administration, and Public Education
Cash-on-Hand: $59,726.94Read More