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TFRW Woman of Distinction – February 2023


Angela Paxton was elected to the Texas Senate in November of 2018 and represents fast-growing Senate District 8 in Collin and Dallas counties, a district that is home to professional sports headquarters, dozens of Fortune 1000 companies, countless entrepreneurs and small businesses, and top-rated public schools. A secondary math teacher and school counselor for more than 20 years, she is the first educator elected to the Texas Senate in over two decades. Senator Paxton describes her job in three words: Listen. Learn. Lead.

Senator Paxton is an adopted child and the first person in her family to graduate from college. She earned an undergraduate degree in Mathematical Science from Baylor University and a Master of Science in Education from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Senator Paxton leverages her expertise as an educator, her interest in technology, her experience as a small business owner, and her deep roots in Collin County and North Dallas to advocate for her constituents and lead on policy that elevates educational and economic opportunity and human dignity.