Ethics Explorer A Guide to the Financial Interests of Elected Officials

Rep. Susan L. King District 71 (R-Abilene)

Medical, Ranching/Agriculture
B.S., The University of Texas at Austin
  • Human Services
  • Defense & Veterans' Affairs (Chair)
Financial Statements

Sources of Income

  • King is director of nurses and a surgical nurse at Elm Place Ambulatory Surgical Center in Abilene, which she owns with her husband.

  • She also owns, with her husband, Windy Bluff, a ranch in Taylor County with a cow-calf operation.

  • King’s husband, Austin, is a doctor with his own medical practice in Abilene.

  • King’s husband has reported some “interest, dividends, royalties or rents” from investments with energy firms including FPL Energy Callahan Wind, Enerquest Oil and Gas, Chesapeake Operating Inc., Resaca Resources and Buffco Production Company.


  • Residential property in Abilene valued at $353,414

  • Commercial property in Abilene valued at $275,129

  • 1,400-acre ranch in Taylor County valued at $831,447

  • 130 acres of farmland in Reeves County valued at $32,950


  • King filed 16 bills in the last two sessions related to the health care industry, including one that changed how the state regulates nurses. The Senate version of the bill, for which King served as House sponsor, passed.