Personal Profile

Full Name Tan Parker
Age 47
Race White
Occupation Applied Business Strategies
Education B.A., University of Dallas; M.A., London School of Economics
Spouse: Beth

Currently in his sixth term, Tan Parker represents House District 63, which stretches from the bluebonnets of Flower Mound to the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth to the open horse county of Argyle. Initially elected to office in 2006, Parker is an effective champion for economic development, job creation, further property tax relief, appraisal reform, strengthening border security and immigration policy, promoting fiscally responsible government spending and protecting family values.

For the 85th Legislative Session, Parker was re-appointed Chairman of the House Committee on Investments and Financial Services. The committee has oversight over matters pertaining to the state banking system, savings and loan associations, the regulation of securities and investments, identity theft and a number of other financial issues. In addition to this Chairmanship, Parker was also appointed to the International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs and Redistricting committees.

In addition to his committee assignments, Representative Parker was also re-elected by his House colleagues to serve as the Chairman of the House Republican Caucus, which represents all 95 Republican House members. In this capacity, he leads the overwhelming Republican majority by providing research, education, policy development, floor management, and other support to the Caucus members and their staff.

As a graduate of the University of Dallas with a Bachelors degree and possessing a Masters degree from the London School of Economics, Parker is a successful Texas businessman. A passionate advocate for community and serving others, Parker is on several board of directors and advisory councils, including the University of Dallas, Communities in Schools North Texas, the Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County, and Kyle’s Place, an emergency shelter project for homeless teens.

A lifelong conservative, he began his career in public service as a White House intern under President George H.W. Bush and began his career in state government as Governor Perry's appointed Chairman of the Texas Industrial Development Corporation, prior to being elected to the Legislature.

Parker currently resides in Flower Mound, Texas with his wife Beth, and two daughters, Lauren and Ashley.

Information in this bio was provided by Parker's office.
Last updated: July 14, 2017