Senator Dan Patrick: District 7
Occupation: Radio Station Owner/Broadcaster
Education: University of Maryland Baltimore County, B.A. English
Legislative Experience: Senate Member, 2007 – present
Dan Patrick is a strong fiscal and social conservative who has led the charge on important legislation like small business tax cuts and the sonogram bill. Since arriving in the Senate in 2007 he has learned to build coalitions to pass over 100 pieces of legislation and has become a key ally to many.
Some of the legislation he passed, of which he is most proud, is placing "In God We Trust" permanently in the Senate chamber for the first time in history; protecting surviving spouses' of disabled veterans from increased property taxes; and, passing a $170 million tax cut for small businesses. In 2011, Senator Patrick finally passed the Sonogram Bill to protect women and the unborn.
As Senator, he has been recognized as Legislator of the Year by law enforcement groups, been consistently ranked as the leading conservative in the Senate, was honored to receive the National Federation of Independent Business' top award twice, and was named the third most influential Republican in Texas by the Austin American Statesman.
Dan is the Chairman of the Senate Education Committee and serves on a total of 5 committee, including some of the most important in the Senate including Finance, Sunset, and Criminal Justice.
Dan has been married to Jan, a former school teacher, for 38 years. Their son Ryan is a Harris County Criminal Court District Judge. Their daughter Shane is a registered nurse. In 2010, Dan and Jan were blessed with their first grandchild Zachary Colton Patrick.
Dan hosts a daily afternoon talk show on KSEV AM 700 in Houston and has raised over $16 million for children with disabilities through his radio station over the years. Dan has also written a best-selling book, produced an award winning movie, plays piano and guitar, and paints in his spare time — which isn't much since being elected in 2006.
November 15, 2013
Senator Patrick Submits Interim Charge Ideas
July 18, 2013
Senator Patrick Seeks Audit of CSCOPE
June 28, 2013
Senator Dan Patrick Re-Files RU-486 Bill at Senate Bill 9
May 20, 2013
Press conference regarding a decision of the TESCCC to end CSCOPE lesson plans
May 20, 2013
Senator Patrick Announces the End of CSCOPE
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December 13, 2011
Senator Patrick's 2011 Newsletter (2.70 MB, PDF)
December 8, 2010
Senator Patrick's 2010 Newsletter (2.70 MB, PDF)
November 30, 2009
Senator Patrick's 2009 Newsletter (2.08 MB, PDF)
October 6, 2008
Senator Patrick's 2008 Newsletter (2.08 MB, PDF)
October 5, 2007
Senator Patrick's 2007 Newsletter (2.73 MB, PDF)
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Senator, District 7
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| The Honorable Dan Patrick
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Austin, Texas 78711
(512) 463-8810 (Fax)
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Houston, Texas 77079
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83rd Session Committee Membership
District Analysis: District 7