Representative Kirk England was elected in a special election to the House of Representatives in 2006. He is a member of the House Committee on Business and Industry and serves on the House Committee on Corrections.
In 20007, Representative England authored, co-authored, and co-sponsored bills that were important both to his district and to the state as a whole. He proudly co-sponsored House Bill 109, which gave eligible children additional means to join the Texas Children’s Health Insurance Program. He will continue to work with his colleagues and with the Irving ISD and Grand Prairie ISD administrations to ensure that children are receiving the coverage they need. Additionally, Representative England worked alongside his colleagues on passing vital legislation regarding funding of cancer research, House Bill 14. The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas will issue grants to universities and private research facilities throughout Texas for prevention control and research. This legislation makes Texas a world leader in research and eradicating cancer for future Texans.
Representative England is an active member of the community, serving twice as the Facilities Chairman on two successful school bond elections. He is currently serving his seventh year on the Board of Directors for the YMCA and recently sat on the Capitol Campaign Committee. In 1998, Kirk was awarded an honorary lifetime membership to the Parent Teacher Association (PTA), where he took an active role in the “Reading Buddy” program.
As a member of First United Methodist Church in Grand Prairie, Representative England has served as head of the Board of Trustees, Administrative Board, helped manage the construction of the youth building and is currently serving on the Staff-Parish Relations Committee. He is a 20-year member of the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce. England is also a member of the Grand Prairie Rotary Club, Board of Realtors, and the Irving Chamber of Commerce
Representative England is a lifelong resident of Grand Prairie. He graduated from Grand Prairie High School in 1979 and is a graduate of Texas State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.
Upon graduation, he moved back to Grand Prairie and began working as a claims adjustor for State Farm Insurance. In 1985, he opened his own independent agency with State Farm and continues there today.
He and his wife, Marcy, proudly raised two children in the Grand Prairie public schools. Both Charles England, 21, and Sam England, 19, attend the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.
P.O. Box 541295
Grand Prairie, Texas 75054