Personal Profile

Full Name Diane Patrick
Age 72
Race White
Occupation University Professor
Education B.A., Baylor University; M.Ed., University of North Texas; Ph.D., University of North Texas.
Spouse: Ned

Representative Diane Patrick is a former public school teacher and faculty member of the University of Texas at Arlington. She was first elected to represent HD-94 in 2006.

Patrick currently sits on the House Public Education and Higher Education committees and is the House member appointed to the 15-member Select Public School Accountability Committee.

She is a current member of the Arlington ISD Educational Foundation Board and the Downtown Arlington Rotary Club. Patrick has also served as a member of the Arlington ISD Board of Trustees for 11 years, including four years as school board president and four years of service on the Texas State Board of Education.

Patrick was the recipient of the Dallas Morning News’ “Best of Rookie Class” honor, the Texas Dental Association’s “Patient Advocacy Award,” the Texas Charter School Association’s “Charter School Advocate,” and the Alliance for Prosperity “Champion of Free Enterprise.”

Patrick is a graduate of Longview High School and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University. She subsequently earned a master’s degree in Education from the University of North Texas and has served as the Director of Educational Programs at two psychiatric hospitals. Patrick re-enrolled at UNT and earned a Ph.D. with a major in Educational Administration and a minor in Public Administration in 1999.

Patrick has been married to dentist Dr. Ned Patrick since 1965. They settled in Arlington in 1973, where their two children attended and graduated from Arlington public schools.