Ken Paxton

Warren Kenneth Paxton Jr. is an American lawyer and politician. A member of the Republican Party, he has been the Attorney General of Texas from January 2015, but was suspended in May 2023 after being impeached by Texas House of Representatives; he is awaiting trial in the Texas Senate. Paxton previously served as Texas State Senator for the 8th district and the Texas State Representative for the 70th district. Paxton rose to power as an ally of the Tea Party movement of insurgent conservatives. An ally of former U.S. President Donald Trump, as state attorney general, he has pursued a far-right course and sued the Joe Biden administration at least 50 times. Paxton won a third term as Attorney General in 2022. After Biden won the 2020 U.S. presidential election and Trump refused to concede while making false claims of election fraud, Paxton aided Trump in his efforts to overturn the result.

Texas Attorneys General
Tea Party movement activists
Baylor University alumni

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