Chris Paddie

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Christopher Paddie
Texas State Representative for District 9 (Cass, Harrison, Marion, Panola, and Shelby counties)
Assumed office
January 2013
Personal details
Born (1974-02-18) February 18, 1974 (age 41)[1]
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Brooke[1]
Children 2 sons[1]
Residence Marshall, Harrison County, Texas[1]
Alma mater Texas A&M University[1]
Occupation Radio Broadcaster Mayor of Marshall, Texas
Religion Southern Baptist[1]

Christopher Paddie, known as Chris Paddie[1] is the current Texas state representative for District 9.[1] He serves on the Energy Resources and Land & Resource Management committees. [1]


Paddie currently serves as mayor of Marshall in Harrison County and the general manager of KMHT radio, for which he hosts a daily talk show.[1] He has never voted to raise taxes while on the city commission. As mayor he worked to make the city fiscally sound during the national recession.[1] He is the former chairman of the Greater Marshall Chamber of Commerce and president of the Boys and Girls Club of the Big Pines.[1]

Political views[edit]

Paddie is considered a fiscal and social conservative Republican.[1] He voted for the pro-life SB5 to ban abortions after twenty weeks and require doctors to be registered at hospitals within thirty miles of their office.[2] Paddie declined to join his East Texas colleagues Bryan Hughes, David Simpson, and Matt Schaefer in signing a Texas Values letter to the Boys Scouts of America asking the organization to maintain the ban on homosexuals.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He attends Immanuel Baptist Church in Marshall with his wife and two sons.[3]

On March 18, 2015, Paddie's father, Benny David Paddie of Longview, was arrested for allegedly stalking his former girlfriend.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "State Rep. Christopher "Chris" Paddie District 9 (R-Marshall)". Texas Tribune. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Record Vote Taken". Texas Legislature Online. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Perry Condemns Decision to Admit Openly Gay Scouts". Texas Tribune. Retrieved June 22, 2013. 
  4. ^ "East Texas lawmaker’s father arrested on stalking charges". The Marshall News Messenger (Marshall, Texas). March 19, 2015. Retrieved March 19, 2015. Paddie was charged with a third-degree felony charge of stalking, which is punishable by up to a maximum of ten years in prison and/or up to a $10,000 fine. 
Texas House of Representatives
Preceded by
Wayne Christian
Texas State Representative for District 9 (Cass, Harrison, Marion, Panola, and Shelby counties)

Christopher Paddie

Succeeded by