The Boerne TEA Party Patriots invite the public to hear a presentation from the Texas Attorney General’s office concerning the federal power grab in the last several years. Texas has filed or joined more than two dozen lawsuits against the current administration. These suits challenge the administration on a wide range of issues: Obamacare, EPA regulations, Medicaid expansion, voter ID, illegal immigration, and others.
In November 2014, We elected Ken Paxton to step into the Attorney General office previously held by Greg Abbott. So if you have wondered whether this attorney general is picking up where AG Abbott left office, he will have the answers for you in our June meeting. We will also hope to hear the status of the many lawsuits against the current administration.
The Attorney General has many responsibilities, including defending our laws, protecting our rights, investigating fraud, and many more.
Ken Paxton was sworn in as Texas Attorney General in January, 2015. Previously, serving in the both the Texas Senate and the Texas House of Representatives, he fought to protect the 10th Amendment against efforts by President Obama and U.S. Attorney General Holder to infringe upon Texas state sovereignty. He co-sponsored and defended the Texas’ Voter ID law, and has been a prominent voice in the defense of religious liberty. A defender of our free enterprise system, Ken Paxton has opposed government regulations which harm Texas jobs and economic growth. As a Texas State Senator, he vigorously opposed the expansion of Obamacare and is continuing to do so as Attorney General.
General Paxton graduated from Baylor University, earning a B.A. in Psychology in 1985 and an M.B.A. in 1986. He earned his J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1991. After law school, he joined the firm of Strasburger & Price, L.L.P, and then went on to serve as in-house counsel for J.C. Penney Company, Inc. He currently has his own law firm.
The son of an Air force veteran, Ken Paxton was born in North Dakota while his father was stationed at Minot Air Force Base. He met his wife, Angela, while they were students at Baylor. The Paxtons have four children: Tucker (21), Abby (19), Mattie (17), and Katie (15). Ken and Angela are members of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano.
The public is invited to attend.