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Diane Patrick
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Texas State House, District 94
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 8
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
Diane Patrick is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 94 since 2007. She served on the Texas State Board of Education from 1992-1996, and was a member of the Arlington School District Board of Trustees from 1981-1992.

Patrick is a Professor at Texas Christian University. She previously worked as a 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


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

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


Patrick served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

  • 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]



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.[3][4]

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


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.[5]

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%


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.[6] Patrick raised $117,592 for her campaign.[7]

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


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


Patrick raised a total of $120,862 in 2010. Below are Patrick's's top 4 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:[8]

Contributor 2010 total
Hillco Partners $7,620
Chickasaw Nation $5,000
Kellner, Susan $5,000
Butt, Charles C. $5,000


Below are Patrick's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[9]

Contributor 2008 total
Charles C Butt $7,500
Hillco Partners $6,437
Susan Kellner $5,000
Texas Dental Assoc $3,000
Susan Kellner $2,500


Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

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."[10] Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.


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

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