Rep. Chris Paddie Files with State Party for Re-Election

November 14, 2017

Republican State Representative Chris Paddie filed his papers with the Republican Party of Texas to seek re-election to House District 9, the area covering Cass, Marion, Harrison, Panola, Shelby and Sabine Counties.

“It is an honor to serve the people of District 9 and I’m proud of the conservative milestones we’ve been able to reach together,” said Paddie. “However, there is still work to be done for property tax relief, greater support for rural schools, and to end illegal immigration. I am proud of our results for East Texas.”

In the first months of the campaign, Paddie’s grassroots effort has already contacted 9,500 households across every county in the district to hear what conservative results neighbors want to see most. The overwhelming early support from local conservatives confirmed Paddie’s decision to continue fighting for our interests down in Austin.

In the House, Paddie is a member of the Committees on State Affairs, Calendars, Licensing and Administrative Procedures – helping to pass some of the most conservative laws in Texas history.

Rated 100% by Texas Right to Life for the third session in a row, Paddie has relentlessly protected life. Paddie is ‘A’ Rated by the NRA and was honored as a “Courageous Conservative” by the Texas Conservative Coalition and a 2017 “Effective Conservative” by the Conservative Roundtable of Texas. Additionally, Paddie was 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 also passed historic legislation that allows ride-sharing companies including Uber and Lyft to flourish without a patchwork of regulations that prevented these companies from operating freely. A champion of property tax relief, Paddie voted to give voters veto power over large local tax increases and is fighting to ensure Austin properly funds our schools so we can ease the burden on local homeowners.

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