Jerry Patterson's file:
Patterson

Republican from Texas

Jerry Patterson, initially elected state land commissioner in 2002, is formerly a state senator from Pasadena.

Recent statements involving Jerry Patterson

Says he was the only statewide elected official to speak in favor of a federal guest worker plan at the 2012 Republican Party of Texas convention.

"Firearms homicides are down about 40 percent" since Texas passed concealed-gun permit law.

I am "the only candidate for lieutenant governor to oppose in-state tuition for illegal immigrants."

Says unsuccessful Texas abortion legislation "was supported by a majority of" Texans.  

Says a voter-adopted constitutional amendment "instructed" a state board headed by Jerry Patterson to put $300 million in investment earnings into a fund supporting public school operations.  

Recent stories featuring Jerry Patterson

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Full flops for Dewhurst, Patrick on repealing a constitutional amendment:

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Got any questions about the candidates’ answers?:

The Republican candidates for lieutenant governor faced questions on border security, abortion, education and other key topics in Monday night’s debate hosted by KERA-TV, Channel 13 in Dallas. Read on for the facts on claims they’ve made before -- and tell us what piqued your interest.

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