The Honorable Dan Patrick (R)

Last modified on: 04-03-2016 15:51:12

Joint Chair, Lieutenant Governor
(Auditor's Office, State)

General Information

Profession: Broadcaster/Business owner Home Town: Houston Birthdate: 04-04-1950 Spouse: Jan

Personal Information

BA-University of Maryland, 1972

A native of Baltimore, Dan has been a Texan since joining Houston CBS affiliate KHOU TV in 1979. In 1988 he launched talk radio KSEV. Dan was twice elected to the Texas Senate from District 7 in Houston and Northwest Harris County. As Education Chairman in the 83rd Legislative Session, Lt Gov. Patrick passed some of the most far-reaching education reforms in decades, tackling the problems of failing public schools and giving parents more choices for their children, Lieutenant Governor of Texas, January 2015-present.

Former Legislative Service: 80th, 81st, 82nd, 83rd Senate

Other Offices Held

Co-Vice Chair (Preservation Board, State)
Lieutenant Governor (Legislative Reference Library)
Vice Chair (Bond Review Board, Texas)
Lieutenant Governor (Lieutenant Governor's Office)
Joint Chair (Legislative Budget Board)
Chair (Legislative Council, Texas)