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Jerry E. Patterson
Party Republican
Born Houston
Education Texas A&M (History)
Occupation Politician
Religion Unknown
Children 4

Jerry E. Patterson


Jerry Emmett Patterson (born November 15, 1946) is the former Commissioner of the General Land Office of Texas and a former state senator. He is the second Republican since Reconstruction to serve as land commissioner, a post which he held from 2003 to 2015. He served from the Houston area in District 11 in the state Senate from 1993 to 1999.

As the Republican nominee for his third and final term in the November 2, 2010, general election, Patterson easily defeated the Democrat Hector Uribe, a former member of both houses of the Texas State Legislature.

Patterson did not seek a fourth term as Land Commissioner. He was instead an unsuccessful Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Texas in the primary election held on March 4, 2014. Victory went instead to Dan Patrick.


Campaign Finance Reports Source

Submitted by john wertz on 2018-03-16 02:36:31

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MCTP PAC Rating of: 78 (Highest Score in Race) Source

Submitted by john wertz on 2018-01-16 06:09:48



  • Has History and Record as a Solid Conservative
  • Previous Land Commissioner (2003 - 2015)
  • August 2007, Patterson was named president of the Western States Land Commissioners Association
  • Former State Senator
  • Against Geo. P. Bushes' New World Order "Re-imagine the Alamo" campaign
  • On June 5, 2007, Patterson was named "Texan of the Year" by Celebrate Texas, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising public awareness of Texas history.
  • Patterson once described himself as "the liberty guy", or one who trusts individuals, rather than government, to make decisions in their interest


  • A minor attempt to respond to questionnaire, but went past two deadlines



Jerry E. Patterson did not respond to our questionnaire.