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State Legislator of the Month – TX Rep. Tan Parker

Thank you, Rep. Tan Parker

For his constant leadership as a Texas State Chair, and for his continual work on sound state policies – such as right-to-try legislation and anti-child abuse legislation – September’s recipient of the ALEC-FreedomWorks State Legislator of the Month award is Texas Representative Tan Parker. Rep. Parker is elected from Texas’ district 63 and knows better than most how a good policy in one state gets picked up by fellow legislators in other states.

Since 2007, Rep. Parker saw his work on Texas’ “Jenna’s Law” perfected in 2011 with the ALEC model policy process. The policy protects against child abuse. Now, “Jenna’s Law” exists in some form or another in 20 states. The Senior Senator from Texas, John Cornyn, even took this Texas law from Rep. Parker and is working to pass it in the U.S. Congress. The policy is simply that good.

He’s working toward the same pervasive goal with “Charlie’s Law,” which helps protect an individual’s medical liberty. Those terminally ill and chronically ill now have access to life-saving adult stem cell therapies in Texas. He utilizes the ALEC method and the ALEC platform more than most legislators to do things just like this. If you’re a state legislator wondering how to be more successful in your state and across the country, turn to Texas Representative Tan Parker.

Thank you for your constant state leadership on real plans of action for medical liberty, and congratulations on being the newest ALEC-FreedomWorks State Legislator of the Month.


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