Representative Phil King is a practicing attorney first elected to represent HD-61 in 1998. He currently serves on the Public Safety and Ways and Means committees, and has previously served as chairman of the Regulated Industries Committee. King has also served the Electric Utility Restructuring Legislative Oversight Committee, the House Civil Practices and Redistricting committees and the joint House and Senate Committee on the Power of Eminent Domain.
King cites as his legislative accomplishments filing legislation affecting the state's telecommunications laws and his dedication to pro-life legislation.
He was named recognized as "Freshman Legislator of the Year" by his colleagues, "Rookie Legislator of the Year" by Texas Monthly and "Crime Fighter of the Year" by the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas. He was named a "Fighter for Free Enterprise" by the Texas Association of Business, was recognized by the Texas State Rifle Association for legislation implementing a firearms safety program in public schools, and as "Legislator of the Year" by the Texas Association of Builders. King was named a "Legislator of the Year" by the American Legislative Exchange Council and "Outstanding Legislator of the Year" by the Texas Alliance for Life. In 2006 he received the "Defender of Life" award from The Justice Foundation. He has also been awarded the "Freedom and Family Award" by Texas Eagle Forum and has been recognized by the Free Market Foundation for his support of pro-family legislation.
King is a former captain in the Fort Worth Police Department, an instructor at Dallas Baptist University and a Parker County Justice of the Peace. He received a B.B.A. and M.B.A. from Dallas Baptist University and in 1993 earned a law degree from Texas Wesleyan University.
King and his wife Terry are the proud parents of six children and seven grandchildren.