January 4, 2018

Republican State Representative Chris Paddie today announced he has been endorsed by Texas Farm Bureau AGFUND, the political committee of the Texas Farm Bureau. Paddie represents House District 9, the district covering Cass, Marion, Harrison, Panola, Shelby, and Sabine Counties.

“Chris is a strong voice for farmers and ranchers,” said Russell Boening, President of the Texas Farm Bureau. “He understands the importance of the agricultural industry to our economy. He respects the hard work of livestock producers, farmers, all other aspects of agriculture, and works to protect private property and water rights in our state. We’re proud to give him our endorsement.”

The Texas Farm Bureau is a nonpartisan organization that works to promote agriculture and protect private property rights, advocating at the state and federal level. They represent over 500,000 member-families in the state with a strong grassroots presence and over 200 local county Farm Bureaus across the state.

“I am proud to work hard on behalf of the 11,000 Farm Bureau members who live and work in our East Texas district,” said Paddie. “Their property rights, water supply, and economic freedom are at stake each legislative session. I’m honored to have their support at home as we take the fight to Austin.”

Additionally, Paddie was named a “Champion of Free Enterprise” by the Texas Association of Business. 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.

With a 100% pro-life voting record, Paddie has shown strong commitment to defending the lives of the unborn. 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. Chris and his wife, Brooke, have two sons, Christopher, 16, and Noah, 13. Chris and his family attend Immanuel Baptist Church in Marshall.