Latest Fact-checks on Jerry Patterson Jerry Patterson stated on December 8, 2017 in an interview with Austin American-Statesman commentator Ken Herman: Says the Texas General Land Office led by George P. Bush has repaired just two homes since Hurricane Harvey. Jerry Patterson stated on March 30, 2014 in a news story: 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. Jerry Patterson stated on November 19, 2013 in an online campaign video: "Firearms homicides are down about 40 percent" since Texas passed concealed-gun permit law. Jerry Patterson stated on June 26, 2013 in an email blast.: Says unsuccessful Texas abortion legislation "was supported by a majority of" Texans. Jerry Patterson stated on June 9, 2012 in a speech to the Republican Party of Texas convention in Fort Worth: Says Sierra Club sued him to stop oil and gas activity on Texas coast, but "we won" and "the turtles are fine." Jerry Patterson stated on August 22, 2012 in a letter.: 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. Jerry Patterson stated on August 9, 2010 in a speech: Says Barack Obama didn't keep his promise to have an immigration bill in his first year. Jerry Patterson stated on June 11, 2010 in a speech at the Texas Republican Party Convention: "We have a director of homeland security who cannot use and will not use the term 'terrorist attack' but instead substitutes 'man-made disaster.' " Jerry Patterson stated on April 27, 2010 in a newspaper column: “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.” Jerry Patterson stated on April 27, 2010 in a newspaper column: 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."