Ethics Explorer A Guide to the Financial Interests of Elected Officials

Rep. Tracy King District 80 (D-Batesville)

Industry
Business Owner, Real Estate, Ranching/Agriculture, Oil & Gas
Education
B.S., Texas A&M University
Spouse
Cheryl
Committees
  • Agriculture & Livestock (Chair)
  • Natural Resources
Financial Statements

Sources of Income

  • His company, King Investments, is a Uvalde-based ranching and oil business. King Investments also manages rental properties.

  • According to his 2011 personal financial statement, King's stock holdings include General Electric, Central Goldtrust FD, AT&T, Yum Brands and Heritage Bank.

  • King also has some mineral interests in Dimmit County.

Property

  • 21 properties in Uvalde County valued at $982,803

Analysis

  • King has received money from the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas ($12,500 as of Nov. 14, 2012) and authored a few bills (most recently HJR 113 in 2011, which did not pass) that would authorize gaming conducted by the tribe. The tribe has land in King's district, in Maverick County.

  • The Texas Hearing Aid Association (of which King, who was in the hearing aid business for nearly 25 years, is a volunteer past president) is one of his biggest donors — as of Nov. 14, 2012, he was the only lawmaker it had given money to ($18,750). In 2009 he authored a related law, HB 594, that altered and clarified some licensing requirements for hearing aid dispensers. King says he had already sold his own hearing-aid business when he introduced the bill.