Chris (Chris) Paddie (R-009)

State Representative Chris Paddie

Chris (Chris) Paddie (R-009)
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Capitol: 512.463.0556
FAX: 512.463.5896
District: 903.935.1141
Room E2.502 Capitol Extension 1100 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
102 West Houston Street
Marshall, TX 75670
Residence:Carthage, TX

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State Representative Chris Paddie was born in Center, Texas and raised in Carthage. He graduated from Carthage High School and went on to graduate from Texas A&M University with a bachelor's degree in Industrial Distribution. After graduation, Chris moved to Houston to begin his career. While in Houston, Chris married Brooke Hanszen, his high school sweetheart. Chris and Brooke returned home to East Texas and settled in Marshall, where Chris became the general manager of the KMHT radio station. Chris was elected to the Marshall City Commission in 2008. Chris was selected by his colleagues to be Mayor of Marshall. Chris was elected to the Texas State House, District 9, in November 2012. Chris has earned the support of a wide range of groups including Texas Alliance for Life, Texas Medical Association, Texas Association of Manufacturers, Association of Texas Professional Educators, Texas Association of Realtors, the Combined Law Enforcement Agencies of Texas, and Texas Parent PAC, amongst others. Serving in his second session, Chris has been appointed to serve as the Vice Chair of the House Energy Resources Committee and as a member of the Transportation Committee. On these committees, Chris is working hard to make sure that we are maintaining Texas' business friendly environment and our fair, predictable regulatory system in order to keep the Texas economy leading the nation. He is also the House of Representatives appointee to the Texas Bioenergy Policy Counsel. Chris is a member of the Texas Conservative Coalition, a vice-chair of the Texas Energy Caucus, vice-chair of the Young Texans Legislative Caucus, a member of the Texas Tourism Caucus and the Fine Arts Caucus. For his work in the 84th Legislative session, Chris was honored as a Conservative Champion by the Texas Conservative Coalition. He was also named as a Champion of Free Enterprise by the Texas Association of Business and one of the Best in the House by the Combined Law Enforcement Agencies of Texas. Chris currently serves as the Past Chairman of the Texas Association of Broadcasters. He has previously served as the Chairman of the Greater Marshall Chamber of Commerce and on the board of directors for the Marshall Harrison County Literacy Council, the Boys & Girls Club of the Big Pines (past president), and Junior Achievement of East Texas. Chris and Brooke have two sons, Christopher, 14, and Noah, 11. Chris and his family attend the Immanuel Baptist Church in Marshall.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2012    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Brooke Hanszen   DOB: 2/18/1974
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