State Senator Dan Patrick (R-Houston)

Dan Patrick

Most recent rating on the Fiscal Responsibility Index: A

Cumulative rating on the Fiscal Responsibility Index: B

Yes, Dan Patrick has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.

Senate District 7

First elected in 2006

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Previous ratings on the Fiscal Responsibility Index:

2013: A
2011: A+
2009: B-
2007: D-

Recent Key Votes Made By :

  • Supported reconsidering an unconstitutional infringement on political speech (SCR33, 83rd Legislature)
  • Opposed increasing budget beyond reasonable levels and increasing legislator pensions (SB1 House-Senate conference report, 83rd Legislature)
  • Opposed imposing a new tax on small manufacturers at the behest of large manufacturers (HB3536, 83rd Legislature)

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Telephone: 512-463-0107

Senator Patrick is a former Broadcaster and Business Owner and is from Houston, Texas. He received his BA Degree in English from the University of Maryland. He and his wife, Jan, have been married for 34 years and have one daughter. Senator Patrick has served in the Texas Senate since 2007.

Committee Assignments during 83rd Legislative Session: Education (Chair); Criminal Justice; Finance; Higher Education; Transportation; Joint Committee on Oversight of Higher Education Governance, Excellence, & Transparency; Redistricting (Select)
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