|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|
Paddie is a former mayor, and city commissioner of Marshall in Harrison County and the current general manager of KMHT radio, for which he hosts a daily talk show. 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 SB5, which would ban abortions after twenty weeks and require doctors to be registered at hospitals within thirty miles of their office.
Chris Paddie was born in Center, Texas and raised in Carthage. He graduated from Carthage High School and went on to graduate from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Distribution.
After graduation, Paddie moved to Houston where he worked selling safety equipment and industrial products. While in Houston, Chris married Brooke Hanszen, his high school sweetheart. The Paddies returned home to East Texas and settled in Marshall, where Chris became the general manager of the KMHT radio station.
Paddie was elected to the Marshall City Commission in 2008. He was selected by his colleagues to be Mayor of Marshall. On the Commission and as Mayor.
Paddie was first elected to the Texas House, District 9, in November 2012 and was re-elected to subsequent terms in 2014 and 2016.
|Texas House of Representatives|
|Texas State Representative for District 9 (Cass, Harrison, Marion, Panola, and Shelby counties)