Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121
Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson
Thu, October 16, 2008 • 3:30 PM • GEB 3.312, Dean's Conference Room
The Texas Politics Speaker Series welcomes Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson. As state senator for District 11 (Harris, Galveston, Brazoria), Patterson's major legislative successes include passage of the historic concealed handgun law, the state coastal management plan, and the creation of the Texas State Veterans Home Program. He also chaired the first Veterans Affair committee in the Texas Senate and hosted the first POW/MIA day at the Texas Capitol. Patterson, a native Texan, received his undergraduate degree from Texas AandM and received his commission in the United States Marine Corps.