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|Texas State Representative for District 9 (Cass, Harrison, Marion, Panola, and Shelby counties)|
|Born||February 18, 1974|
|Residence||Marshall, Harrison County, Texas|
|Alma mater||Texas A&M University|
|Occupation||Radio Broadcaster Mayor of Marshall, Texas|
Paddie is a former mayor, and city comissioner of Marshall in Harrison County and the current general manager of KMHT radio, for which he hosts a daily talk show. 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. He is the former chairman of the Greater Marshall Chamber of Commerce and president of the Boys and Girls Club of the Big Pines.
Paddie is considered a fiscal and social conservative Republican. 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. 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.
He attends Immanuel Baptist Church in Marshall with his wife and two sons.
- "State Rep. Christopher "Chris" Paddie District 9 (R-Marshall)". Texas Tribune. Retrieved June 26, 2013.
- "Record Vote Taken". Texas Legislature Online. Retrieved June 26, 2013.
- "Perry Condemns Decision to Admit Openly Gay Scouts". Texas Tribune. Retrieved June 22, 2013.
- "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|
|Texas State Representative for District 9 (Cass, Harrison, Marion, Panola, and Shelby counties)