Ethics Explorer A Guide to the Financial Interests of Elected Officials

Rep. Paul Workman District 47 (R-Austin)

Industry
Construction
Education
B.S., Texas A&M University
Spouse
Sherry
Committees
  • Economic & Small Business Development
  • Business & Industry
Financial Statements

Sources of Income

  • Workman is the founder of Austin-based Workman Commercial Construction Services, Ltd.

  • He is the director of development for T. Stacy & Associates Inc.

  • He has an interest in The Workman Companies LLC and Brock Bluebonnet Ltd., both of Austin.

Property

  • Residential property in Spicewood valued at $453,716

  • Residential property in Buchanan Dam valued at $164,070

Analysis

  • In 2011, Workman filed HB 958, which would have limited rewards for lawsuits over construction defects. Workman was previously a defendant in such a suit. The bill did not pass.

  • In 2011 and 2013, he filed bills to give construction contractors the right to sue the state, which traditionally has sovereign immunity, over contractual disputes. The bill passed in 2013.

  • HB 611, another bill Workman filed in 2011, would have prevented the state from perfoming its own construction projects if commercial companies wanted to bid on the projects instead. The bill did not pass.