All 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.  

Says Sierra Club sued him to stop oil and gas activity on Texas coast, but "we won" and "the turtles are fine."

Says a portfolio managed by the Texas General Land Office earned 22 percent last year while the state’s emergency reserve account experienced a 1 percent gain.  

Says Barack Obama didn't keep his promise to have an immigration bill in his first year.

"We have a director of homeland security who cannot use and will not use the term 'terrorist attack' but instead substitutes 'man-made disaster.' "

“We’re making more than ever off oil and gas right now, but it’s no secret that oil production in Texas peaked in the 1970s.”

Says Texas General Land Office “has earned the school children of Texas $451,932.89 on wind leases that haven't produced a watt of energy."

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