Texas Legislative Update and Higher Education

Paul D. Workman, State Representative District 47

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Paul D. Workman
State Representative
District 47

State Representative Paul D. Workman has served the people of House District 47 in the Texas House of Representatives since January 2011. House District 47 includes most of western Travis County as well as portions of southern Travis County.

Representative Workman serves as Vice Chairman of the House Select Committee on State & Federal Power & Responsibility. He also serves as a member of the Committee on Natural Resources and the Committee on Insurance. Representative Workman serves by appointment on The Energy Council, which helps facilitate the development of national energy policy matters among the Southwestern states. He also serves on the Select Committee on Transportation Planning.

Representative Workman has been named a “Champion of Free Enterprise” by the Associated Builders and Contractors, a “Fighter for Free Enterprise” by the Texas Association of Business, a “Courageous Conservative” by the Texas Conservative Coalition, and a “Lone Star Conservative Leader” by the Texas Conservative Roundtable. In 2013, Representative Workman was named Legislator of the Year by the Real Estate Council of Austin.

Representative Workman earned a B.S. in Building Construction from Texas A&M University in 1973 before joining the U.S. Army Reserves where he retired at the rank of Captain after 10 years of service in an engineer line company. Representative Workman is a forty year construction professional, owning his own construction company for most of that time. He is a Certified Professional Estimator.

A Rotarian since 1976, Representative Workman has been active in several civic organizations, including Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse. In 2008 he served as Chairman of the Board of the Texas Building Branch of the Associated General Contractors.

Representative Workman and his wife Sherry have two children and six grandchildren and are active members of the Austin Baptist Church.