Ken Paxton, the full name Warren Kenneth Paxton Jr. is the current Attorney General of Texas. He was elected Attorney General in 2015 and was re-elected in 2018. He was born December 23, 1962, in Minot, North Dakota in the United States Air Force Base where his father was stationed.
Ken and his family moved a lot due to his father’s work so depending on where he is stationed, that’s where they also stayed. Ken attended Baylor University where he received a degree in psychology in 1985 and also earned a Master of Business Administration certificate in 1986. At the University, he was elected president of the student government.
Ken took a break from school for two years and worked as a management consultant before returning to school in 1988. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1991 where he received a Juris Doctor degree. After graduation, he worked at Strasburger & Price, L.L.P. from 1991 to 1995, and J.C. Penney Company, Inc. from 1995 to 2002.
During the November 4, 2014, general election, Ken defeated his Democratic opponent, an attorney from Houston named Sam Houston. He took office on January 5, 2015.
In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ken threatened to file lawsuits against local governments unless they reversed stay-at-home orders and cancelled rules regarding the use of face masks to combat the spread of Coronavirus.
Ken Paxton Children: Meet Tucker Paxton, Katie Paxton, Abby Paxton and Madison Paxton
Ken Paxton has four kids with wife Angela Paxton. A son, Tucker Paxton and three daughters, Katie Paxton, Abby Paxton and Madison Paxton.