Angela Paxton, a lifelong conservative Republican, is running for Texas Senate in the March 6, 2018 GOP primary. When she announced her candidacy, Angela was endorsed by over 1,000 Republican voters, activists and community leaders, an unprecedented level of grassroots support for this Senate district.
Angela is running to provide a strong conservative voice from our community who will fight for property tax relief, border security, educational excellence, and a strong Texas economy. A gun owner, and License to Carry holder, Angela is a staunch 2nd Amendment advocate.
A proud native Texan, Angela is a resident of McKinney where she has lived, served the community, and raised a family for over two decades. She was born on Valentine’s Day 1963 in New Braunfels, Texas, and was adopted and welcomed into her new family the day after her birth. She was raised in Mansfield, Texas; her father worked at Bell Helicopter and her mother was a teacher’s aide.
Angela attended Baylor University, where she earned a degree in Mathematical Science and became the first person in her family to graduate from college. She continued her graduate studies and earned a Master’s in Education from the University of Houston – Clear Lake.
An educator by profession and passion, Angela Paxton has 22 years of teaching experience in public and private schools, as well as homeschooling, teaching pre-calculus, trigonometry, geometry, and college algebra. Since 2006, she’s worked at Legacy Christian Academy, where she served as both a math teacher and a mentor to high school students. In 2011 she became the school’s guidance counselor.
Angela and her husband, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, met at Baylor University. They have been married for 31 years and have four grown children: Tucker, a software engineer; Abby, a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Air Force; Mattie, a junior education major at Texas A&M; and Katie, a freshman nursing major at Texas A&M.
A pro-life conservative, Angela has been an outspoken defender of the unborn, and her personal story of adoption was published in McKinney Women Making a Difference. Angela is a former board member of Dallas Pregnancy Resource Center and Golden Corridor Republican Women. The Paxtons attend Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano.