|Texas State Representative from District 63 (Denton and Tarrant counties)|
|Preceded by||Mary C. Denny|
May 22, 1971 |
Place of birth missing
|Alma mater||University of Dallas
Tan Parker (born May 22, 1971) is a businessman and politician from Flower Mound, Texas, who serves in the Texas House of Representatives. He was elected in 2006 as a Republican to represent District 63.
Parker was educated at the University of Dallas, where he served as student body president and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political philosophy. He later earned a Master's Degree from the London School of Economics. Parker is married with two daughters.
Parker volunteered for numerous Republican campaigns from the time he was a teenager. He chaired the College Republicans of Texas and was a White House intern during the administration of George Herbert Walker Bush.
Parker first ran for state office in 2006 and faced four opponents in the Republican primary election, including Lewisville ISD board president Anne Lakusta, who received the endorsement of the Dallas Morning News. Parker surprisingly garnered the most votes in the primary but needed a runoff to defeat Lakusta. No other party fielded a candidate in the general election; so Parker's runoff election win earned him the seat.
In 2008, Parker faced two candidates, Democrat Jesus Carrillo and Libertarian candidate John Turner. He defeated both with 64,048 votes (72.97 percent) to Carrillo's 19,883 (22.65 percent) and Turner's 3,831 (4.36 percent).
In 2010, he was unopposed in both the Republican primary and the general election.
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Mary C. Denny
|Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from District 63 (Flower Mound)
2007 – present
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