Angela Paxton, wife of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, is considering running for the Texas Senate next year, according to multiple reports.
Paxton is eyeing a North Texas district represented by state Sen. Van Taylor, R-Plano, who is expected to run for Congress. Ken Paxton represented the district for two years.
Angela Paxton is a guidance counselor at Legacy Christian Academy in Frisco and is active in Republican Party politics, according to the Texas Tribune. She garnered attention for a song she wrote, “Pistol-Packin’ Mama,” and performed in 2015. “I’m a pistol-packin’ mama and my husband sues Obama,” the song goes.
Phillip Huffines, chairman of the Dallas County Republican Party and twin brother of state Sen. Don Huffines, R-Dallas, announced his candidacy for Senate District 8 in March and has raised $550,000, according to The Dallas Morning News.
The Republican primary is March 6.
Ken Paxton, whose four-year term is expiring, also is expected to be on the primary ballot. He is facing two counts of securities fraud and one count of failing to register with state securities regulators. The first of two trials is scheduled to start in December in Houston.