Pat Patterson

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Pat Patterson
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Candidate for
Florida State Senate District 8
Prior offices
Florida House of Representatives District 26
ProfessionSenior Account Agent, Allstate Insurance Company
Pat Patterson is a former Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 26 from 1999 to 2000 and 2002 to 2010. He served on the Volusia County Council from 1995 to 1998.


Patterson's professional experience includes working as a Senior Account Agent with the Allstate Insurance Company and elementary teacher. He served in the United States Navy.

He is a member of many organizations, including American Legion Post 127, DeLand Lodge 1463 - Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, Daytona Beach Association of Life Underwriters, DeLand Chamber of Commerce, Lake Winnemissett Civic Association and the Orange City Chamber of Commerce.[1]

Committee assignments



Patterson did not provide answers to the Florida State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[2]

Patterson's sponsored legislation included:

  • HB 1191 - "Claims by Law Enforcement and Correctional Officers: Provides conditions under which law enforcement officer, correctional officer, or correctional probation officer who suffers from specified medical condition & has materially departed from prescribed treatment for that condition shall lose specified presumption for claims made after specified date"
  • HB 7099 - "Mortgage Brokering and Mortgage Lending: Authorizes FSC to enforce compliance with S.A.F.E. Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008; authorizes OFR to participate in Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System & Registry; prohibits unfair & deceptive advertising relating to mortgage brokering & lending"
  • HB 7115 - "Pub. Rec./Office of Financial Regulation: Provides public records exemption for information obtained by OFR from Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System & Registry which is confidential under federal or other state law"

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.



See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2012

Patterson ran in the 2012 election for Florida State Senate District 8. Patterson is running against Dorothy Hukill in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[3]


On November 4, 2008, Patterson won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 26th District, defeating Barry Flynn (D). Patterson received 46,268 votes in the election while Flynn received 34,401 votes.[4] Patterson raised $198,703 for his campaign; Flynn raised $64,602.[5]

Florida House of Representatives, District 26
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Pat Patterson (R) 46,268 57.4%
Barry Flynn (D) 34,401 42.6%

Campaign donors


Below are Patterson's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[6]

Contributor 2008 total
FL Republican Party $25,441
Hospital Corporation of America $4,000
FL Police Benevolent Assoc $3,000
AT&T $3,000
FL Cable Telecommunications Assoc $2,000

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Preceded by
Florida House of Representatives District 26
Succeeded by
Fred Costello
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