- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 6, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The wife of Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is launching her own political career and running for a state senate seat once held by her husband.

Angela Paxton made the announcement Wednesday. She was a guidance counselor at a Frisco private school and has never held elected office. But she’s been active in GOP politics and her announcement listed endorsements from more than a dozen state lawmakers.

She won’t be the only familiar last name on the ballot. Phillip Huffines, the brother of Republican state Sen. Don Huffines, is running for the same seat.

Her husband represented Senate District 8 before becoming attorney general in 2015. Later that year, Ken Paxton was indicted on securities fraud charges and is awaiting trial in Houston. He has pleaded not guilty.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide