|Full Name||Dan Patrick|
|Education||B.A., University of Maryland Baltimore County|
Dan Patrick was elected lieutenant governor of Texas in 2014, winning the general election by almost 20 points. Before 2014, he served as a state senator representing Senate District 7 in Houston.
A strong fiscal and social conservative, Lt. Gov. Patrick had led legislative efforts to reduce property and business taxes, extend Second Amendment protections and reform the state’s education system. Patrick has successfully pushed to nearly triple funding for border security, and under his leadership, the Senate passed school accountability legislation so that every public school campus in the state will receive an A – F rating.
Before entering public service, Lt. Gov. Patrick was a successful small-businessman, a conservative radio talk host, a television anchor, a Christian author and a Christian movie producer. His film The Heart of Texas won Best Film made in Texas in 2009. That film led to his helping establish the first prison seminary in Texas history.
Patrick has helped raise over $10 million dollars for children with disabilities and helped countless other charities over the years.
Patrick has been married to his wife Jan, a former schoolteacher, for 42 years. They have two children and five grandchildren.