Austin, TX- State Representative Paul Workman (Austin) is honored to be named a "Fighter for Free Enterprise" by the Texas Association of Business (TAB). This marks the second time in just as many weeks, that Workman has been recognized as a friend of free markets.
Following each legislative session, TAB begins the process of reviewing votes in order to assess which lawmakers bring jobs to Texas, promote economic prosperity, and create a thriving workforce as part of their legislative priorities.
Bill Hammond, president of TAB noted, "We must ensure that Texas remains a pro-business and pro-economic growth state. Representative Workman's record of job creation and support of Texas business, both as a legislator and in the private sector, are commendable. If we continue to attract business, provide jobs for Texans, and keep government regulation at bay, we will ensure an economic climate where all Texans can benefit."
During his first year serving in the Texas House, Representative Workman served on the Business and Industry Committee, helping guide legislation that would protect and prosper Texas businesses.
He co-authored House Bill 274 to shield Texas businesses against frivolous lawsuits. Workman also voted for an amendment to Senate Bill 321, the law allowing guns to be stored in privately owned vehicles at their place of employment, which ensures employers are protected from liability should an employee choose to act irresponsibly with a firearm on company premises.
"The first thing you'll notice when you enter my office at the Capitol is a sign that reads, 'Is it good for Texas business'?" said Workman. "This is one of my guiding principles, and I will continue my commitment to support legislation that creates jobs, and by doing so, fortifies Texas families.
Workman represents House District 47 in southwest Travis County. In addition to Business & Industry, Rep. Workman serves on the Corrections and Rules and Resolutions Committees as well. Workman was appointed earlier this year to represent Texas on the Energy Council, and he serves on the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Task Force on Labor and Economic Development.