I think I figured out why Phil King is popular in Wise County. Today, a group called Texas Freedom Network Education Fund has just issued its latest report on the religious right’s influence on Texas government called "God’s Lawgivers? Carrying the Water for the Religious Right in Texas Government." King made the very elite list.
If you want to read the full report, it is here (warning: It's a 67 page .pdf file.) The screenshot above is good enough. Suffice it to say, King is big on the restriction of abortion rights and now moving into the area of limiting stem cell research.