Sen. Tan Parker

Senator Tan Parker serves the great people of  Senate District 12 which includes parts of Denton, Dallas, Tarrant, and all of Wise counties. Senator Parker previously served the people of House District 63 as their House Representative, from 2007 to 2022. Working for the betterment of Texas is something he commonly refers to as the highest honor of his professional life.  Since taking office, Tan has been a proven and recognized champion for economic development, job creation, strengthening border security, promoting fiscally responsible government spending, reducing tax burdens, and enacting greater public safety measures. He is also known for his powerful advocacy for the protection of children and for finding solutions that open opportunities for the next generation of Texas leaders.

For the 88th Legislative Session (2023), Tan serves as vice-chairman on the Senate Committee of Veteran Affairs, and as a member of the Committee on Education, State Affairs, Local Government, Administration, and Transportation. Throughout his tenure, he has also held important committee roles pertaining to financial services, the state’s prison system, international trade, redistricting, technological and economic development, Texas' fiscal policy, delivery of social services, municipal operations, and other core policy matters that impact Texas. His legislative success touches on a broad range of issues facing Texans and reflects the voices of the citizens who have shared their ideas on how our great state can best lead.

A graduate of the University of Dallas with a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics, Tan has built a decorated private sector business career that includes extensive experience in the technology, software, financial services, and private equity industries.  The bedrock of his service to others is exemplified through his passionate advocacy for strengthening the heart of his community.  This has called him to serve on several boards of directors and advisory councils including the Board of Trustees for the University of Dallas and advisory councils for Communities in Schools of North Texas, the Children’s Advocacy Center for North Texas, Ranch Hand Rescue, and Kyle’s Place, a local shelter project for homeless teens.  He has also proudly served as honorary chair for the Special Olympics Texas’ Steak-N-Stetson event for the past several years in partnership with local law enforcement. He is the creator of the book, Making Government Work, a Conservative Agenda for the States, with America’s most powerful voices on the pressing issues of our time, which has received praise from national leaders for its common-sense blueprint for a stronger America.

Tan grew up in North Texas where he graduated from high school and worked in his family’s restaurant while volunteering in his community.  In 1994, Tan married his college sweetheart, Beth, and now resides in Flower Mound where he and Beth have raised their daughters, Lauren and Ashley.

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Session 7: Regulation of AI

The development of AI technologies is moving at a rapid pace. How can regulations keep up? How will those regulations affect businesses? Hear directly from one of the lawmakers leading policy conversations about what you can expect and how collaboration between government and industry can spark innovation.