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Rep. Chris Paddie Announces Campaign for Re-Election

October 3, 2017

After a successful year in the legislature, Republican State Representative Chris Paddie today announced he will seek re-election as representative for Texas House District 9. House District 9 covers Cass, Marion, Harrison, Panola, Shelby, and Sabine Counties.

“This session, we achieved many conservative results by passing legislation that puts the lives of all Texans first,” said Paddie. “We banned sanctuary cities that risked the safety of citizens, and ended all partial-birth abortions—a step towards creating a more dignified approach that values the sanctity of life. And, we did this all while passing a conservative budget that kept $10 billion in our State’s Rainy Day fund. I am proud of these accomplishments, but there is more to be done – I look forward to continuing to work hard for our families.”

With the session wrapped up, Paddie is embarking on a rigorous schedule of community town halls and door-to-door visits to hear from neighbors what conservative results they want to see most.

During session, Paddie was appointed to the powerful House Committees on State Affairs, Calendars, Licensing and Administrative Procedures – helping to pass some of the most conservative laws in Texas history.

As a pro-business and free enterprise advocate, Paddie passed monumental legislation that allows for statewide ride-sharing companies including Uber and Lyft to flourish without a patchwork of Austin-style regulations that prevented these companies from operating freely.  As a champion of property tax relief, Paddie voted for measures that reduced the rollback rate and required cities and counties to obtain voter approval on skyrocketing property taxes.

Every time we sent him to Austin, Paddie has protected life – advancing 2nd Amendment rights to ensure citizen safety, and supporting legislation that protects the unborn. Paddie also authored and the House passed a bathroom solution that required boys and girls to be in separate public school bathrooms.

‘A’ Rated by the NRA, Paddie has been honored as a “Courageous Conservative” by the Texas Conservative Coalition and as an “Effective Conservative” by the Conservative Roundtable of Texas. He has also been named a “Champion of Free Enterprise” by the Texas Association of Business and one of the “Best in the House” by the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas.  Paddie has also been rated as one of the Top 10 Legislators by Texas Monthly.

Paddie is a former Chairman of the Texas Association of Broadcasters. He also previously served as the Chairman of the Greater Marshall Chamber of Commerce, as a board member for the Marshall Harrison County Literacy Council, and as Past President of the Boys and Girls Club of the Big Pines.

Chris and Brooke have two sons, Christopher, 16, and Noah, 13. Chris and his family attend Immanuel Baptist Church in Marshall.