Chris Paddie

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Chris 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 43)[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
Religion Southern Baptist[1]

Chris Paddie is an American politician who is the current Texas state representative for District 9.[1] He serves on the Energy Resources and Land & Resource Management committees.[1]


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.[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 SB5, which would ban abortions after twenty weeks and require doctors to be registered at hospitals within thirty miles of their office.[2]

Personal life[edit]

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.[3]

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.[3] The Paddies returned home to East Texas and settled in Marshall, where Chris became the general manager of the KMHT radio station.[3]

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.[3]

Paddie was first elected to the Texas House, District 9, in November 2012 and was re-elected to subsequent terms in 2014 and 2016.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "State Rep. Chris Paddie". Texas Tribune. Retrieved January 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Record Vote Taken". Texas Legislature Online. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "About Representative Paddie". Retrieved 2016-11-02. 

External links[edit]

Texas House of Representatives
Preceded by
Wayne Christian
Texas State Representative for District 9 (Cass, Harrison, Marion, Panola, and Shelby counties)

Christ Paddie

Succeeded by