Diane Patrick

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Diane Patrick
Diane Patrick.jpg
Texas House of Representatives, District 94
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBaylor University
Master'sUniversity of North Texas
Ph.D.University of North Texas
Personal
ProfessionProfessor
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Diane Patrick campaign logo
CandidateVerification
Diane Patrick is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 94. She was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Patrick served on the Texas State Board of Education from 1992 to 1996 and was a member of the Arlington School District Board of Trustees from 1981 to 1992.

Biography

Patrick earned her B.S. in Elementary Education and English from Baylor University, her M.Ed. in Elementary Education and English from the University of North Texas and her Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of North Texas. Her professional experience includes working as a Professor at Texas Christian University, Clinical Associate Professor in the College of Education at University of Texas at Arlington, Consultant/School Board Trainer for Region Education Service Center IV, Consultant/Community Liaison for Arlington School District and Director of Adult Program Services for CPC Millwood Hospital.

Patrick is Vice President of the Arlington Independent School District Educational Foundation Board, member of the Junior League of Arlington, Women's Policy Forum of Tarrant County, and served on the Board of the Arlington Museum of Art, and Children's Advocacy Network.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Patrick served on the following committees:

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Higher Education, Vice-chair
Rules & Resolutions

2011-2012

During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Patrick served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

Issues

  • HB 130 - Relating to an enhanced quality full-day prekindergarten program provided by public school districts in conjunction with community providers.
  • HB 1563 - Relating to the number of charters the State Board of Education may grant for open-enrollment charter schools.
  • HB 2261 - Relating to establishing a select committee to review the manner in which textbooks for use in public schools are funded, adopted, and purchased.
  • HB 2632 - Relating to a demonstration project to reduce social isolation among the elderly.[2]

Campaign themes

2014

Patrick's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

Protecting Texas from Washington’s big government agenda.

  • Excerpt: "As your Representative, Dr. Patrick is committed to protecting Texas’ freedom and liberty and will continue standing up to Barack Obama and his wasteful and expensive mandates that are intruding into our everyday lives."

Protecting taxpayers with a more efficient state government.

  • Excerpt: "Dr. Patrick knows keeping our taxes low starts with making sure our state government is as efficient as possible. While serving on the prestigious House Appropriations Committee, she carefully scrutinized state spending, promoting cost-saving measures and standing tall against waste and inefficiency. And, she helped make Medicaid more efficient by cracking down on fraud, waste and abuse in the program. It’s this no-nonsense approach to protecting your tax dollars that has earned her the praises of the Alliance for Prosperity."

A trusted advocate for Texas public schools.

  • Excerpt: "By providing a quality education to our next generation of engineers, accountants, scientists, teachers and other in-demand professionals, Texas can offer the well-educated workforce that is critical to attracting new business to our state and growing the companies we have now. Maintaining local control of our schools, appropriately funding our classrooms and making sure our students and teachers are protected from excessive and unnecessary standardized testing are important to that goal."

Growing our economy & promoting job growth.

  • Excerpt: "Since her election in 2006, Dr. Patrick has established herself as a passionate advocate for helping businesses large and small grow and prosper and she has worked closely with our business community to make sure our state remains attractive to both Fortune 500 companies looking to relocate and local businesses hoping to grow. She understands the smart way to help keep Texans working and our economy growing is with low taxes, less burdensome regulation and a more efficient government."

Helping Texas’ veterans and their families.

  • Excerpt: "A member of the Texas Veterans Caucus, Dr. Patrick authored legislation to expand the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program and worked to protect the Hazlewood Exemption, which provides education benefits to honorably discharged Texas veterans and to eligible dependent children and spouses. Dr. Patrick also is a strong proponent for Proposition One, which with voter approval this November, will provide property tax relief for the spouses of military personnel who died while on active duty."

Elections

2014

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. Those candidates who did not receive 50% or more of the vote in their party primary on March 4 faced an additional May 27 primary runoff. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Tony Tinderholt defeated incumbent Diane Patrick in the Republican primary. Cole Ballweg was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Ballweg, Tinderholt and Robert Harris (L) will face off in the general election.[4][5][6]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Patrick won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 94. Patrick defeated Trina Lanza in the May 29 primary election and defeated David Eyerly (L) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 94, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDiane Patrick Incumbent 82.2% 42,208
     Libertarian David Eyerly 17.8% 9,133
Total Votes 51,341
Texas House of Representatives District 94 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDiane Patrick Incumbent 74.7% 7,310
Trina Lanza 25.3% 2,472
Total Votes 9,782

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Patrick won re-election in District 94. She was unopposed in the March 2 Republican primary and defeated Libertarian Richard Cross in the November 2 general election.[7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 94
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Diane Patrick (R) 24,565 84.52%
Richard Cross (L) 2,897 9.96%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Patrick won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 94th District, defeating Geoffrey Adams (L). Patrick received 39,915 votes in the election while Adams received 7,147 votes.[7] Patrick raised $117,592 for her campaign.[8]

Texas House of Representatives, District 94
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Diane Patrick (R) 39,915 84.81%
Geoffrey Adams (L) 7,147 15.18%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Patrick is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Patrick raised a total of $812,951 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 15, 2013.[9]

Diane Patrick's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 94 Won $201,068
2010 Texas State House, District 94 Won $120,862
2008 Texas State House, District 94 Won $117,592
2006 Texas State House, District 94 Won $373,429
Grand Total Raised $812,951

2012

Patrick won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Patrick raised a total of $201,068.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Diane Patrick's campaign in 2012
Hillco Partners$7,747
Texans For Lawsuit Reform$7,500
Mewbourne, Curtis W$5,000
Butt, Charles C$5,000
Waste Control Solutions$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$201,068
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Patrick won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Patrick raised a total of $120,862.

2008

Patrick won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Patrick raised a total of $117,592.

2006

Patrick won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Patrick raised a total of $373,429.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Texas

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2013

In 2013, the Texas State Legislature was in its 83rd legislative session from January 8 through May 27. Thirty minutes after the regular session ended, Governor Rick Perry called legislators back for a special session starting that evening.[10] Two additional called sessions were held from July 1 through July 30 and July 30 through August 5.[11]

  • Legislators are scored on bills which relate to economic freedom, the size and scope of government and individual liberty.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to the organizations principles, missions and goals of responsible, conservative solutions for Texas.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to core budget and free enterprise issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for bills with the greatest impact on Texas’ environment and public health.
  • Equality Texas - Equality Texas rankings for the Texas House during the 83rd regular legislative session
  • Legislators are assigned grades reflecting votes on LGBT issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to taxes and property rights.
  • Legislators are scored based on issues critical to businesses, taxpayers and families.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes relating to conservative issues.
  • The 2013 TLCV scorecard covers a range of votes and issues, including: water, global warming, environmental regulation, clean energy, clean air, good government, oil and gas regulation and energy efficiency.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for bills relating to this issue of abortion.
  • Mark P. Jones is the Chair of the Department of Political Science at Rice University. He builds a ranking of Texas state representatives each year based on their votes from the previous session. Jones then ranks legislators based on how liberal and conservative they are according to legislative history.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for Amendments 2, 12, 51, 95 and 118.
  • Young Conservatives of Texas: Legislative Ratings for the 83rd Legislature
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for House Bill 2.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Concerned Women for America of Texas: Legislative Scorecard for the 83rd session.

2011

In 2011, the Texas State Legislature was in its 82nd legislative session from January 11 through May 30. A special session was called for May 31 through June 29.[11]

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to the organizations principles, missions and goals of responsible, conservative solutions for Texas.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to core budget and free enterprise issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes on social issues, economic issues and other issues.
  • The Humane Scorecard assesses support on a broad range of animal protection issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes relating to conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes relating to environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for bills relating to this issue of abortion.
  • Mark P. Jones is the Chair of the Department of Political Science at Rice University. He builds a ranking of Texas state representatives each year based on their votes from the previous session. Jones then ranks legislators based on how liberal and conservative they are according to legislative history.
  • Legislators are scored based on 56 House votes and 38 Senate votes that offer clear public policy choice.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for bills with the greatest impact on Texas’ environment and public health.
  • Legislators are scored based on consumer-related bills.

Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

See also: Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index and Empower Texans

Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy." Legislators were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.

2013

Patrick received a score of 36.7 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index, compared to the grade of D that Patrick received for the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

Diane Patrick received a grade of D on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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